5155.0 HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection epidemiology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This is a stimulating session that focuses on HIV and syphilis epidemiology. There is a wide array of sampling and analytic methods including venue-based sampling and weighting of MSM, path analysis evaluating mediating effect of planned behavior of MSM in China, modeling surveillance data to determine predictors for high HIV viral load, growth curve modeling to assess syphilis incidence rates, and systematic review of database and reports to examine transition of HIV epidemics. These presentations represent work carried out at the local and national level, as well as both domestically and internationally.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Summarize HIV and syphilis prevalence and incidence rates of selected geographic locations obtained through different methodologies; 2) Discuss factors that have an impact on sampling MSM, HIV viral load, condom use, and syphilis incidence; and 3) Evaluate strengths of three different sampling methodologies.

Recruitment-Adjusted Estimates of HIV Prevalence and Risk among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Effects of Weighting Venue-Based Sampling Data
Samuel Jenness, MPH, Alan Neaigus, PhD, Holly Hagan, PhD, Travis Wendel, JD, Camila Gelpi-Acosta, MA and Christopher Murrill, PhD
Introductory Remarks
Predictors for high HIV viral load (VL) among persons with HIV in Los Angeles County using laboratory surveillance and the HIV/AIDS Reporting System (HARS)
Yunyin W. Hu, MPH, Tongjun Kang, MPH, Zhijuan Sheng, MS, Chun-Mai Kuo, PhD and Douglas M. Frye, MD, MPH
Impact of STD Mobile Clinics on Syphilis Incidence among Underserved Residents of Houston, TX: The Effects of Time and Space
M. Aaron Sayegh, PhD, MPH, Biru Yang, MPH, PhD, Hickmon Friday, MPH; MPA, Michael Thomas, MPH, Camden Hallmark, MPH and Shirley Chan, MPH
Patterns in Transitions from IDU-Concentrated to Heterosexual HIV Epidemics
Jonathan Feelemyer, MS, Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Shilpa Modi, BA, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Louisa Dengenhardt, PhD, Bradley Mathers, MBChB and Holly Hagan, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Statistics, Social Work

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

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