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Section Newsletter
Fall 2010


From November 6-10, 2010 join us in Denver, CO for the  APHA 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Over, 1,000 cutting edge scientific sessions will be presented by public health researchers, academicians, policy-makers and practitioners on the most current public health issues facing the nation today. For more information about the Annual Meeting visit .


Our section will have a strong presence at the meeting. View the sessions sponsored by our section by visiting the interactive Online Program. Search the program using keyword, author name or date. Don’t forget to stop by our new booth in the Section and SPIG pavilion (booth 1370)  in the Public Health Expo next to Everything APHA.”



We’re gaga for volunteers!  Help staff our booth at the Public Health Exposition. It’s a great way to get involved in the section and meet new people. Volunteers are needed every day of the exposition as long as it is open. We need you to commit to a minimum to at least one two hour block (more if you can).  We will let you know everything you need to know to staff the booth.

Hours of the Exposition:

Sunday Nov. 7th -  2 PM – 5PM

Monday Nov. 8th -  9:30 AM t0 5:30 PM

Tuesday Nov. 9th -   9:30 AM t0 5:30 PM

Wednesday Nov. 10th : 8:30 am- 12:30 pm

For more information or to volunteer, contact Bonnie Chakravorty at

You know that we want you
And you know that we need you!

Thank You

Thank you to Drs. Bonnie Chakravorty, Terri Foxx, and April Winningham for selecting this year’s award winning abstracts. Winners and honorable mentions will be introduced at our social event.

Abstract Awards

Congratulations to:

Yan Guo, PhD.

"HIV and Syphilis among Young Migrant Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) by Different Sampling Methods in China: Implications for HIV/STD Surveillance and Prevention," has been selected as the winner of this year's Excellence in Abstract Submission on an International Topic.


Sel Hwang, PhD

"Adolescent Gender-Related Abuse, Androphilia, and HIV Risk

among Transfeminine People of Color in New York City," has been selected as the winner of this year's *Excellence in Abstract Submission among All Presenters Award.



Kimberly Kisler

"Image Over Risk Reduction: Perceptions of Masculinity as

HIV Risk Factors among Nongay-Identifying HIV-Positive Black MSMW," has been selected as the winner of this year's Excellence in Abstract Submission among New Investigators.


Chen Zhang

"Female Sex Workers' Stable Sexual Partners in China: A Hidden Population at High Risk of HIV Transmission," has been selected as the winner of this year's Excellence in Abstract Submission among Student APHA Members and the HIV/AIDS Section Student Scholarship.