5058.0 HIV/AIDS 2

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
In Mozambique, systematic correction of flow bottlenecks may result in greater user satisfaction and patient retention. Multi-sector coordination efforts and a stronger planning and management team are needed within regional health offices to respond to food security, logistics, and hospital design. In Beira, Mozambique the main contributors influencing women's decisions to attend scheduled visits and health seeking behavior were: Money-Hungry: Many women struggle on a daily basis to raise money through small businesses, which cannot be abandoned to attend clinics. In Tijuana, risk behavior patterns vary among IDUs with histories of gang membership. Better understanding of associations between gang membership and drug- and sex-related risk behaviors could improve public health interventions. In Uganda, the YEAH campaign was the result of collaboration among local, national, and international agencies, with meaningful input from all stakeholders. In Liberia, young women having sexual debut with older men were more likely to be infected. Participation in testing and follow-up care were inadequate.
Session Objectives: Describe the health system factors associated with HAART abandonment in central Mozambique. Describe reasons HIV positive women identify for adherence and non-adherence to follow-up visits by comparing mother/infant pairs with good and poor adherence in an HIV clinic in Beira, Mozambique. List 3 correlates of gang membership among IDUs in Tijuana that may lead to increased risk of HIV. In Uganda, a program evaluates intervention effects among different segments of the population. Describe the epidemiological prevalence of HIV in Liberia between 2006 and 2008.

8:30 AM
Understanding reasons for poor follow-up of HIV positive women and their exposed children in an HIV clinic in Beira, Mozambique: A qualitative study
Ana Judith Blanco, MPHc, Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, James Pfeiffer, PhD, MPH, Mark A. Micek, MD, MPH and Marina Karagianis, MD
9:00 AM
Pandillas y salud: Correlates of gang membership among injection drug users (IDUs) in Tijuana, Mexico
Patricia Case, ScD, MPH, Manuel Gallardo-Cruz, MD, Robin A. Pollini, PhD, MPH, Irina Artamonova, MS, Alicia Vera, MPH and Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD
9:15 AM
Addressing Cultural Norms around Transactional Sex for HIV Prevention: Findings from the YEAH Campaign in Uganda
Rajiv N. Rimal, PhD, Cheryl Lettenmaier, Anne Gamurorwa, Robert Kalyebara, Peter Muyinga, Emmanuel Kayongo and Irene Kulabako
9:30 AM
Distribution of HIV/AIDS and services in ante-natal clinics in Liberia: Lessons for target-based service planning
Khalipha, M. Bility, PhD, Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Moses Badio, BSc, Adéníyì "gúndìran, PhD and James Madiralla, PhD

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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