4044.0 Black Communities & the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
As HIV has become an infection that may be managed much like other chronic diseases, a focus on treatment and prevention continues. Efforts to conduct HIV testing, engage infected individuals in care, and reduce HIV transmission risk are priorities as HIV prevalence rates increase. The HIV/AIDS Section seeks to disseminate study findings related to Black communities and how they are affected by HIV in the US in order to improve future program planning and inform needed research efforts. This session is aimed to share latest research on topics related to African American communities in HIV prevention programs. The section identified this area as a priority, as the rates of infection in the African American community continues to rise and barriers to HIV care persist. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to addressing HIV in Black communities.
Session Objectives: Understand predictors of HIV risk behaviors among young African American male community Assess outcomes of interventions aimed to reduce risk among African American communities Identify opportunities for implementing structural HIV interventions in nontraditional venues

8:50 AM
Barbershops-“The Black Man's Country Club”- Assessing the Feasibility of a HIV Risk Reduction Program for Young, African American Men in Barbershops
Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH, Bridgette Mercedez Brawner, PhD, APRN, Shawn White, PhD, MA, William Brawner, MA and Loretta S. Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN
9:10 AM
Sexual behaviors among Black young adults: Gathering sensitive information in focus groups
David H. Jolly, DrPH, Caleb Parker, MA, Allison Mathews, MA, Monique Mueller, MPH, Christopher Reed, BA, Kimberly Gibson-Hooks, Alexandria Horne, BA, BS, Randy Rogers, MS and Kathleen M. MacQueen, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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