3351.0 HIV/AIDS & Latinos in the United States

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 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 HIV among Hispanic/Latino populations. The section identified this area as a priority, as the challenges to testing, prevention efforts and provision of HIV care differ in these communities. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to addressing HIV in Hispanic/Latino communities.
Session Objectives: Explain programs directed toward addressing HIV prevention and care among Hispanic/Latino communities Describe Hispanic/ Latino community challenges to HIV prevention, testing and care

2:30 PM
Female sex work within the Latino community in rural North Carolina: An exploratory, community-based participatory study
Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH, Stacy Duck, BA, Robert Aronson, DrPH, Aimee Wilkin, MD, MPH, Jorge Alonzo, JD, Rebecca Ruth Cashman, MPH, Aaron T. Vissman, MPH, Karen Kroeger, PhD, Michelle Naughton, PhD and Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES
3:10 PM
A respondent-driven sampling and analysis study to identify correlates of condom use among immigrant Latino MSM
Thomas McCoy, MS, Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Jorge Alonzo, JD, Jose Alegria-Ortega and Alexandra Boeving Allen, PhD
3:30 PM
What do Latino male health advisors do? Findings from the Latino Partnership Study
Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Mario Downs, Jorge Alonzo, JD, Manuel Garcia, Stacy Duck, BA, Cynthia Miller, Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD and Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH

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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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