3146.0 HIV/AIDS: Social Networking, Programs & Policies

Monday, October 31, 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 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 social networks and their role in HIV prevention and treatment. The section identified this area as a priority, as social networks have the potential to serve many community members who are difficult to reach in order to improve HIV prevention efforts. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to peer networks.
Session Objectives: Describe how peer networks can serve as tools in HIV prevention and treatment Discuss how needle exchange programs can be delivered through social networks List opportunities for community involvement through social networks for HIV prevention efforts

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Role of social networks in the transition to injection drug use: Actions speak louder than words
Nana Koram, MPH, PhD, Jianhua Li, Jian Li, MD, PhD, Jian Luo, Jennifer Nield, BSFS, MPH and Hongjie Liu, MS, PhD
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Mobile HIV Antibody Testing on College Campuses
Reginald Fennell, PhD, CHES, EMT-P and Christopher Escue, MS, CHES
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When and how sexual risk behavior assessments influence HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevention intervention outcomes: An examination of the impact of assessment type and risk awareness
Laura R. Glasman, Lance S. Weinhardt, PhD, Donald Skinner, PhD, Timothy McAuliffe, PhD, Seth C. Kalichman, PhD, Laura M. Bogart, PhD, Cheryl A. Sitzler and Yoesrie Toefy
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A Systematic Review of Existing Policies that Affect Adolescent HIV Risk: A Necessary Step for Strategic Development of Future Structural Change Interventions
Christine Powell, MPH, DrPH Candidate, Nancy Willard, MS, Anita Hawkins, PHD, Jonathan Ellen, MD, Mauri Ziff, PhD and Kate Chutuape, MPH
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Health coaching improves virologic control for people living with HIV: A randomized controlled trial
Alexis Roth, MPH, Ann Holmes, PhD, Matthew Aalsma, PhD, Timothy Stump, MA, Barry Katz, PhD, Shawn Carney, BS, Joseph Kesterson, MS, Sharon Erdman, PharmD, Christine Balt, NP, Ronald Ackermann, MD and Thomas Inui, ScM, MD
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Linking interventions to outcomes: Designing a multisite data collection protocol
Katie L. Howard, MPH, CHES, Rachael Gerber, MPH, Kathryn McInerney, BS and Nelly M. Oliver, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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