3147.0 HIV/AIDS & Young People

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 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 HIV testing, prevention, and treatment in order to improve future program planning and inform needed research efforts. This session is aimed to share latest research on topics related to HIV prevention programs among youth audiences. The section identified this area as a priority, as there are continued challenges in identifying methods to reduce risk behaviors among youth. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to HIV prevention for youth.
Session Objectives: Describe programs to reduce sexual risk taking among youth Analyze factors that serve as barriers to HIV prevention among youth

10:30 AM
Association between parent communication about sex and sexual health behaviors among African-American adolescents
Lorin S. Boyce, MA, Teaniese L. Davis, MPH, Jessica Sales, PhD, Jennifer L. Brown, PhD, Eve Rose, MSPH and Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
10:50 AM
Sexual Risk Behavior Trajectories in Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood: The Role of Mother and Father Support
Emily Pingel, MPH, Jose A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD, Katherine Elkington, PhD, Stevenson Fergus, MPH, PhD, Cleopatra Caldwell, PhD and Marc Zimmerman, PhD
11:10 AM
Empowering youth for HIV prevention: An assets-based intervention for building healthy communities
Jason D. Coleman, PhD, MSPH, Ryan C. Wilson, MEd and Shehan V. Welihindha, MEd

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

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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

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