232545 Human Rights, Law and HIV: The Neglected Epidemic among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and its Global Implications

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Jirair Ratevosian, MPH , Health Action AIDS, Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA
Kenneth Mayer, MD , The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA
Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, MBA, MSc , Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
The session will expose the linkages between human rights, policy and HIV among MSM. Panelists will discuss the global epidemic of HIV among MSM and the role of stigma and discrimination in mitigating the transmission of HIV among MSM.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
After attending this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the impact of homophobia on the continuing HIV pandemic 2. Describe the political factors that inhibit progress globally in the area of HIV prevention. 3. Describe the impact of stigma on the provision of comprehensive HIV-related programs both domestically and abroad.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Expert on HIV/AIDS Policy issues
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.