3242.0 HIV/AIDS Linkage to Care

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
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 linkage to HIV care among infected populations.The section identified this area as a priority, as there continue to be high rates of drop out of HIV care and effective programming is being developed. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to keeping participants engaged in care.
Session Objectives: Describe linkage to care programs for youth Compare linkage to care programs work in different locations Explain how transition from jail to community can work with the support of linkage to care programs
Ronald Vance, MSN, RN

12:30 PM
Linking adolescents infected with HIV into care: The effects of relationships between local health departments and adolescent medicine clinics
Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH, Morgan M. Philbin, MHS, Anna Duval, MPH, Jonathan Ellen, MD, Bill Kapogiannis, MD, Erica Dunbar, MPH and J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
12:50 PM
Models of Linkage to Care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents within fifteen Adolescent Medicine Clinics in the United States
Morgan M. Philbin, MHS, Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH, Anna DuVal, MPH, Jonathan Ellen, MD, Bill Kapogiannis, MD, Erica Dunbar, MPH and J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
1:10 PM
Peer Outreach Workers Can Engage Hard To Reach Populations in Medical Care
Rachael Peters, MPH, LMSW, Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH and Elizabeth A. Eastwood, PhD
1:30 PM
Linkages to Care: From Jail to the Community
Paul A. Teixeira, MPH, DrPH, MA and Alison O. Jordan, LCSW

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

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: 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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