3438.0 HIV/AIDS in Aging Populations

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 improved future program planning and inform needed research efforts. This session is aimed to share latest research on topics related to HIV in older adult populations. The section identified this area as a priority, as there is an increase HIV incidence in this community. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to HIV testing and prevention among older populations.
Session Objectives: Describe programs aimed at increasing HIV testing for older individuals Discuss opportunities for incorporating HIV testing

5:10 PM
HIV testing among Deep South residents 50-64 years old with cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes
Lisa Wigfall, PhD, MA, BSMT (ASCP), Edith M. Williams, PhD, MS, Neethu Sebastian and Saundra H. Glover, PhD, MBA

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: 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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