5127.0 The Role of Gender in Relationships & HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 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 gender and relationships in the context of 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 how to address the need to examine relationships in the context of HIV risk. The section identified this area as a priority, as individuals in relationships present complex challenges to reducing HIV risk. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to examining gender and relationships within the context of HIV.
Session Objectives: Describe how relationship dynamics impact HIV risk behavior Identify opportunities for relationship-based HIV prevention programs

10:30 AM
Relationship dynamics and HIV disclosure: A qualitative study in Rakai District, Uganda
Rebecca Kaarina Wong, MPH, Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, Neema Nakyanjo, Fred Nalugoda, S Stat, MHS, Godfrey Kigozi, MBChB, MPH, David Serwadda, MBChB, MSc, MMed, MPH and Joseph Kagaayi, MBChB, MPH
10:50 AM
Sex-specific determinants of HIV prevalence among mobile HIV counseling and testing clients
Abiy Shewarega, MSc, Semunegus Mehrete, MPH, Michael Biru, Derebe Tadesse Abate, BSc, MPH, Abinet Tekabe Hailesilassie and Mohammed Dawd Negash, Bsc,MPH
11:10 AM
Culturally-Embedded Extraordinary Positive Deviant Stories Inspire HIV/AIDS Dialogue, Behavioral and Normative Change
Patricia Poppe, MS MA, Maria Elena Figueroa, PhD, Dida Pinho and Victoria Flores Fernandes, MSPH
11:30 AM
Efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for Latinas: A randomized controlled trial
Deja L. Er, MPH, Gina M. Wingood, ScD MPH, Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, Kira Villamizar, BS, MPH, Martina DeVarona, MD, MPH, Janelle Taveras, BS, MPH, Thomas M. Painter, PhD, Delia Lang, PhD MPH, James W. Hardin, PhD, David W. Purcell, JD, PhD, JoAna Stallworth, PhD, MPH, Evelyn Ullah, MSW and Reynald Jean, MD MPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

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