4217.0 Research on Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Ongoing HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday, November 1, 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 and MSM communities 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 and the MSM community. The section identified this area as a priority, as MSM continue to be the largest proportion of new HIV cases in the US. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to HIV and MSM communities.
Session Objectives: Describe successful HIV interventions aimed to address MSM communities Identify predictors of high risk behaviors among MSM communities

12:50 PM
Lessons learned from implementing and evaluating Internet chat room-based interventions to reduce HIV risk among MSM
Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Jason Stowers, Cynthia Miller, Michael Reece, PhD, Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH and Addison Ore
1:10 PM
HIV risk and bisexual behaviors among API MSM
Tooru Nemoto, PhD, Mariko Iwamoto, MA and Maria Sakata, MA
1:30 PM
Laying the Groundwork for HIV Prevention: Understanding and Describing the Los Angeles House and Ball Communities
Katrina Kubicek, PhDc, Jocelyn Supan, MPH, George Weiss, Michele D. Kipke, PhD and Sheree M. Schrager, PhD

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