3037.0 Shattering the Silence: HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The purpose of this session is to examine the factors related to rural communities and HIV. This session will examine prevention needs in rural areas, treatment opportunities, and access challenges that occur within rural areas. Specifically, this session will examine the knowledge, HIV-related stigma, health literacy issues, and the overall status of primary care for rural communities. In addition to discussing factors that have been found to be relevant for the provision of prevention and successful treatment of HIV, these oral sessions will highlight future intervention opportunities.
Session Objectives: Describe sitation of HIV prevention efforts in rural areas in the U.S. Explain current HIV-related health outcomes among rural communities Analyze barriers to HIV care in rural communities
Timothy Sankary, MD, MPH

HIV-related knowledge among individuals living in rural Appalachian Ohio
Tania B. Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES and Ronald Vance, MSN, RN
Sexual risk behavior and drug use among migrant workers
Roderick Renfrew, MBA, MPH, H. Virginia McCoy, PhD, Muni Balakrishnan Rubens, MBBS, Nancy Shehadeh, MPH, CHES and Kelly Winter, BA, MPH candidate
Quality of medical care and treatment among HIV-infected women in rural California
Salima Mutima, MD, MPH, Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH, Barbara Topol, Helen Hwang, BA, MPH, Shila Soni, MS and Yvonne Maldonado, MD
State of HIV primary care in rural settings
Connie Jorstad, MA, MPP and Brian Hujdich

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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