4196.0 Black Communities and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to explore issues related specifically to African American or Black populations within the context of HIV. Presentations will explore the factors associated with AIDS education for African American youth, role of Black churches in the epidemic, conspiracy beliefs, prevention efforts, and challenges that continue to face African Americans. This session provides the opportunity to understand issues related to Black Americans in the context of the epidemic today. Participants will have opportunities to discuss both primary and secondary prevention.
Session Objectives: Analyze factors associated with Black churches in HIV prevention Evaluate AIDS-related educational opportunities for Black youth

Where should African American youth learn about HIV/AIDS?: A community's perspective of how to prevent HIV/AIDS among youth in rural North Carolina
Yvonne Owens Ferguson, PhD, MPH, Katherine Johnston, MPH (c), Peyton Purcell, MPH (c), Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH, Suzanne Maman, PhD, Connie Blumenthal, MPH, Stepheria Sallah, BS, Barbara Council, Danny Ellis, MBA, PhD-ABD, Arlinda Ellison, MS, Stacey Henderson, MEd, Donald Parker, BA, Mysha Wynn, MA and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
Correlation between social capital and HIV risk factors for young African American males in an urban setting
Erin Wright, MA, Anne Marlow-Geter, Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH, Sandra Black, DVM, CSPH, Charlene Barrientos Ortiz, Thierry Fortune, MBA and Ivan Juzang, MBA
Factors Associated with Sexual Concurrency among At-Risk African American Teen Women
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD, Jessica Sales, PhD, Eve Rose, MSPH, Gina M. Wingood, MPH ScD and Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
Conceptions of homosexuality among parishioners and pastors in Black churches in NYC
Patrick Wilson, PhD, Natalie Wittlin, Pamela Valera, PhD, Nicole Dennis, MPH, Miguel Muņoz-Laboy, DrPH and Richard Parker, PhD

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

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

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