3350.0 New Frontiers: HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 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 improve future program planning and inform needed research efforts. This session is aimed to share latest research on topics related to HIV infection in rural areas, domestic and international. The section identified this area as a priority, as there has been a consistent challenge to address HIV prevention and provide care for individuals in these areas. The section supported the development of session in order to share innovative approaches to HIV prevention and care in rural areas.
Session Objectives: Assess factors related to HIV care in rural environments Describe programs that exist in rural areas to address HIV prevention

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Relationship between smoking and medication adherence among individuals living with HIV in rural Appalachia
Tania Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES, Abednego Bansah, BS and David Holben, PhD, RD, LD
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Applying New Theoretical Models to Address Structural Drivers of Food Security and HIV/AIDS - Moving Policy From Short-term Solutions to a Sustainable Response
Robert H. Salerno, BA, Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, Colleen Green, MALD, Benjamin Hickler, PhD, Jessica deJarnette, BS, Charles Vaughan, BS and Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on HIV risk among fishermen
Alex Smolak, MSW, Martin Choo, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, MD, Nabila El-Bassel, DSW, Brooke S. West, MA and Louisa Gilbert, PhD
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HIV testing and social engagement: A science of where to reach MSM populations in the non-metropolis Midwest
Christopher Fisher, PhD, Jason D. Coleman, PhD, MSPH and Jay Irwin, PhD
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Depression symptoms and HIV risk among hospital outpatients in rural Uganda
Susan Kiene, PhD, Moses Bateganya, MBChB, MPH(C), Rhoda Wanyenze, MBChB, Haruna Lule, MBChB, MHSCM and Harriet Nantaba, BASoc
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Satisfaction with medical care among HIV-infected women in rural California
Erin Moix Grieb, MA, Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH and Yvonne Maldonado, MD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers

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

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