4045.0 Stigma, Education & HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 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 stigma and HIV in order to improve future program planning and inform needed research efforts. This session is aimed to share latest research on topics related to stigma and how it impacts HIV transmission, prevention, and care. The section identified this area as a priority, as stigma persists and impacts HIV prevention and health outcomes. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to address HIV-related stigma.
Session Objectives: Assess how stigma is operationalized and impacts HIV risk behaviors Identify opportunities for intervention in established resources in order to reduce HIV-related stigma

9:10 AM
Perceptions of Sexuality Amongst Evangelical Pentecostal Nigerian University Students
Lindsay Briggs, PhD, MPH, Michael Reece, PhD, Kathleen Gilbert, PhD, Brian Dodge, PhD and Samuel Obeng, PhD

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

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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

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