3403.0 Substance Use and HIV/AIDS

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to explore issues related specifically to substance use and abuse in the context of HIV. Presentations will explore the role of substance abuse in HIV prevention, unique techniques to explore for successful prevention, and challenges that continue to face populations using illicit drugs. This session provides the opportunity to understand issues related to substance use in the context of the epidemic today. Participants will have opportunities to discuss prevention efforts for both primary and secondary prevention.
Session Objectives: Analyze predictors of substance abuse related to familial involvement among youth Describe patterns of substance use and their effect on sexual behaviors

Alcohol and marijuana use during sex are associated with unprotected sex among MSM and MSMW
Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, PhD and Lawrence J. Ouellet, PhD
Parents, peers, and sexual risk in African American youth: The role of substance use
Katherine Elkington, PhD, Jose A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD and Marc Zimmerman, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social Work

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

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