141st APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Multi-level factors affecting HIV testing and care behaviors: Gender, context, and culture

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the individual and contextual factors affecting linkage and engagement in care of individuals living with HIV in the United States; 2.Explore differences in HIV testing, linkage to care, and engagement in care behaviors related to gender, context and culture in the lives of the HIV+ individuals; 3.Identify and discuss potential determinants of sexual risk involved in sexual interactions in order to more effectively target risk behaviors in subsequent HIV research and interventions.
Michael Kennedy, MGA, MPH, CHES

How does neighborhood impact engagement in HIV-related risk behaviors?
Enbal Shacham, PhD, Min Lian, Rachel Presti, MD, PhD, E. Turner Overton, MD, J. Aaron Hipp, PhD, Mark Bloomfield and Ryan Murphy
Individual and structural factors affecting care linkage and engagement for HIV-positive individuals
Amanda Tanner, PhD, MPH, Alice Ma, MPH(c), Wendasha Jenkins, MS, Corliss Allen, MPH, Ashley Young, MSPH and Crystal Piper, MPH, MHA, PhD
Factors influencing HIV testing among individuals living in rural appalachia
Tania Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES, Teena Stambaugh, RN, FCN and Celia Fisher
A social network intervention to improve the sexual health and promote HIV testing among Latino sexual minorities
Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHB, Jorge Alonzo, JD, Manuel Garcia, Mario Downs, Lilli Mann, MPH, Cynthia Miller, Aaron T. Vissman, MPH, Ricky L. Duck, BS, Paul A. Gilbert, MSPH and Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH
Neighborhood and network influences on HIV and STIs among young men who have sex with men
Brian Mustanski, PhD, Michelle Birkett, PhD, Lisa Kuhns, PhD, MPH, Stephen Muth and Carl Latkin, PhD

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

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Medical Care

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

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