HIV/AIDS
Section Newsletter
Fall 2008

You are needed!

Wanted: fabulous friendly (and reliable!) folks to staff our section's booth at the annual conference. Whether this is your first or fiftieth APHA conference staffing the booth is a great way to meet new people and help the section. Seasoned booth volunteers will show the ropes (it isn’t hard). Time commitment: a minimum of 1 hour (sign up for more if you can spare it!). For each hour you staff the booth you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate (e.g., two hours = two chances; four hours= four chances, etc.).

You pick the day(s) and hour(s)!

Expo Hours:

Sunday Oct. 26- 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Monday Oct .27- 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday Oct. 28-9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Sunday Oct. 29- 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

To sign up contact Bonnie Chakravorty PhD at bchakravorty@tnstate.edu or

bonnie.chakravorty@gmail.com

 

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 Scientific Sessions Organized by

APHA’s Government Relations and

 Communications Offices

APHA’s 136th Annual Meeting and Exposition

October 25-29, 2008 • San Diego, California

APHA's Government Relations and Communications Offices would like to invite you to attend the four scientific sessions we are organizing at this year's annual meeting and exposition.  These sessions are open to all APHA members and we strongly encourage you to disseminate the attached flier widely, particularly among members of your affiliate, section, SPIG, or caucus.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Nicky Bassford, Government Relations Manager, at (202) 777-2513 or nicky.bassford@apha.org.

 

How to Write a Good Policy—Session #3005
Monday, October 27, 2008:  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Description:  This discussion, led by members of the Joint Policy Committee, will teach participants how to write a policy for submission into the APHA policy process. Topics discussed will include an overview of the policy development process; the policy development and review time-line/calendar; and guidelines for preparation, submission, review, and revision of proposed policies.

Media Advocacy: How to work with media to communicate your public health messages—Session #3101
Monday, October 27, 2008:   10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Description:  Interested in learning how to work with media to reach the public and policy-makers with your stories, information and messages? Join our panel of influential journalists who will share inside strategies for pitching stories to media outlets, suggestions for designing stories around the interests of the media and tips for working effectively with reporters. Hear first-hand from those who write and cover health news how to best communicate public health information via the media.

Advocacy Law—Session #3194
Monday, October 27, 2008:  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Description:  Are you interested in advocacy, but unsure if these activities conflict with the terms of your employment? This session is designed to help advocates understand the legalities surrounding lobbying, education and advocacy in relation to their employment situation. Panelists will address advocacy laws and etiquette for employees in non-profit organizations, government agencies and other sensitive positions. Panelists also will discuss how the various non-profit tax statuses differ from each other and impact an organization’s advocacy or lobbying activities. 

Mobilizing a Campaign around a Public Health Issue—Session #3295
Monday, October 27, 2008:  2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Description: Learn how to do effective grassroots organizing in support of a public health campaign! This session will give participants the basic tools needed to implement a grassroots campaign on the federal, state or local levels. Participants will receive an overview of the different components to putting together a successful advocacy campaign, such as planning a strategy, developing a message, obtaining funding, and setting and achieving goals. Panelists also will share their perspectives on what works to engage the public, lawmakers, the media, and partners in support of public health.

 

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Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Sessions

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

233.0

HIV/AIDS Leadership Meeting

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

270.0

HIV/AIDS Business Meeting I

 

Monday, October 27, 2008

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

3039.0

Healthcare and Social Services for Individuals Living with HIV

3040.0

Women and Methamphetamine Use Around the World: Intersecting Risks with HIV and STIs and Future Implications for Public Health Research and Practice

3043.0

HIV/AIDS 1

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

3130.0

Innovative Programs in HIV Care and Prevention

3131.0

Improving HIV-Related Mental Health Care Through Research: Experiences of a Community-Academic Partnership

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

3180.0

Reproductive Health and HIV/STI Issues

3185.0

Expanding the Borders of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

3220.0

Promoting Pleasure: Incorporating Positive Approaches to Sexuality Into Sexual Health Research and Programming

3221.0

Cultural Considerations for Reducing HIV Among Diverse Communities of Men Who Have Sex With Men

3227.0

Gay and Bisexual Men's Health

3241.0

Family Planning and HIV Integration

3253.0

Lessons from Integrated HIV Care for Women in Rwanda

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

3269.0

Providing Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Programs

3270.0

Special Topics in HIV-Related Care

3271.0

Women and HIV: Emerging Issues

3272.0

Contemporary Issues in HIV Testing

3273.0

HIV and Men Who Have Sex With Men

3274.0

Adolescents and HIV

3275.0

Emerging Scholars in HIV-Related Research

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

3327.0

Innovative Responses to HIV in Africa

3328.0

Critical Issues in HIV-Related Surveillance

3329.0

Critical Research on HIV Testing

3358.0

GLBT Youth : Meeting the Health Needs of All Students

3364.0

HPV: Not Just a Women's Health Issue

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

3393.0

Intergrating HIV Care and Substance Abuse Treatment: It's a Two-Way Street

3414.0

African American Women and HIV

3415.0

Innovative Approaches to Reducing HIV among Men Who Have Sex With Men

3416.0

Reproductive Health & Family Planning

3417.0

HIV/AIDS 2

3419.0

Transgender Health

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

4036.0

Expedited Partner Therapy: Legal, Consumer, and Implementation Issues

4037.0

Application and Evaluation of Promotores de Salud Models to Reduce Barriers to HIV Testing, Prevention and Care among Latinos Living with or At-Risk for HIV in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

4038.0

Extending the Borders: Creating Context for Introducing HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials to Southeastern Rural Communities

4052.0

Sexual Behavior: A Life Course Perspective

4067.0

Reproductive Health: The Realities of Borders

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

4081.0

Perspectives on HIV/AIDS and African-American Youth

4096.0

Innovative Research on Condoms and Sexual Health

4097.0

HIV Issues Facing the U.S. and Mexico

4104.0

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health

4124.0

Beyond Lactation: Breastfeeding as a Feminist Issue and Women's Reproductive Right

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

4162.0

A Turning Point: HIV/AIDS and Cultural Influences

4194.0

HIV Prevention in Africa

4195.0

HIV and Asia: Emerging Issues

4220.0

Sex, Drugs, and Poverty and HPV in Appalachia

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

4240.0

Focusing on Sexual Health Education

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

4279.0

Special Issues In HIV and Substance Abuse

4280.0

Learning from the Rest of the World: Development and Implementation of Rapid Test Algorithms for Point-of-Care HIV Testing in the United States

4281.0

Making HIV Policy Change Real: The Case of Non-Prescription Pharmacy Sales to Prevent HIV among Injection Drug Users in California: 2005-2007

4301.0

Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to Men

4312.0

Let's Talk About Sex: Sex Work, Voluntary and Forced

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

4327.0

Influence of Gender, Culture and Age on Sexual and Reproductive Health

4328.0

Reproductive Health and Family Planning in Diverse Populations

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

4359.0

Reviewing and Extending and Effective Model for Capacity Building in CBOs Serving Minority Communities

4360.0

The Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Training Black and Latino Researchers and Working Toward Reduced Disparites in HIV/AIDS

4379.0

Strategies Dealing with Sexual Health

4337.1

Crossing Borders Via the Web: The Internet and HIV/AIDS Prevention

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

429.0

HIV/AIDS Annual Meeting

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

440.2

HIV/AIDS Awards and Social

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

5012.0

HIV and Africa

5013.0

HIV in International Settings

5014.0

Mental Health and HIV

5015.0

Contemporary Issues in HIV Prevention and Care

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

5045.0

All About STD Prevention Programs: The Science; The Integration; The Implementation and The Evaluation

5060.0

LGBT Youth Research

5060.1

HIV/AIDS Prevention in LGBT Communities

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

5114.0

Injection Drug Use and HIV: Innovative Approaches

5115.0

Latinos and HIV-Related Care and Provision

5132.0

HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

5154.0

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology

5165.0

Its Your Game, Keep It Real: An Effective Program for Breaking Down the Borders of Traditional HIV Prevention for Middle School Students

5166.0

Comprehensive Approaches to Reducing HIV Among Adolescents

5171.0

Substance Use and Substance Use Treatment Issues Among LGBT Individuals

5185.0

Issues Relating to Pregnancy and Pregnant Women

5196.0

Health Care Status and Needs of Women in Prison

 

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Project Inform

 

Project Inform, an independent national non-profit for over twenty years has been providing information, inspiration and advocacy for People Living with HIV/AIDS to take effective action in their lives, now has a monthly eNewsletter available.  PI also has seventy plus treatment and themed-topic publications, in English and Spanish- with our newest one just out, "Guide to HIV/AIDS Related Resources," covering twelve pages of valuable contacts under the following headings: Access to Care & Treatment; Adolescents & Children; Care & Treatment Information; Newsletter; Doctor, Nurse & Nutritionist Locators; Hepatitis; Nutritional Supplements & Buyers Clubs; Policy & Advocacy; research Info; Searchable Databases; Women; Other Resources [some gems here]. All P.I. materials are available in PDF for easy printing. www.projectinform.org. Our National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline continues to operate in English & Spanish with volunteer operators, who collectively represent about 300 years of living with HIV disease, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm Pacific time:

1-866-HIV-INFO (448-2636). Messages for a return call can be left at other times or questions can be submitted to questions@projectinform.org.