3437.0 Pregnancy, Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 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 pregnancy, reproductive health and HIV . The section identified this area as a priority, as there continue high rates of vertical transmission internationally. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to HIV care in combination with reproductive health.
Session Objectives: Describe efforts to improve HIV testing for women receiving prenatal care Explain factors that influence care and treatment of pregnant women with HIV
Mei-Ling Wang, PHD, MPH

4:30 PM
Male partner's risk behaviors associated with reactive HIV rapid tests among pregnant women in Mexico
Tamil Kendall, MA, Doctoral Candidate and M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes, PhD
4:50 PM
“HIV is not the Whole in Our Relationship”: The Influence of HIV-Positive Black Women's Sexual Partners on their Pregnancy Intentions in the Post-HAART Era
Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA, Lucy Annang, PhD, MPH, Donna L. Richter, EdD, FAAHB, Ruth P. Saunders, PhD, MPH and Richard Sowell, PhD, RN, FAAN
5:10 PM
Utilizing prenatal screening, social networking, and community partnerships to conduct investigations: A unique public health cluster
Robert Hines, MSPH, Shawta Sackett, RN, BSN, MPH, Virginia Doty, BS, Karen Chronister, Ph D and Marlene L. McNeese-Ward

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

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Women's Caucus

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

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