Holly Korschun, 404/727-3990, firstname.lastname@example.org
ATLANTA — The National HIV Prevention Conference holds its third annual meeting in Atlanta July 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, with strong representation from medical and public health experts in Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health.
A sampling of lectures and research presentations by Emory faculty includes:
- Carlos del Rio, MD, associate professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital
Monday, July 28, 8:30 am
Opening Plenary Lecture
Monday, July 28, 3:30 pm
"Improving care for HIV positive patients at a Transition Center: preliminary results from an innovative model."
The Transition Center was started in 2001 at the Grady Health System Infectious Disease Program to test a new approach for the treatment of HIV-infected patients who have a history of repetitive noncompliance with medical care. The Center successfully transitioned almost one third of patients onto antiretroviral therapy, resulting in reduced hospital admissions.
- David Holtgrave, PhD, professor of behavioral science and health education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Monday, July 28, 10:30 am
"Understanding the Imnplications of Considering the Cost-effectiveness of HIV Prevention Programs"
A study by Dr. Holtgrave published in the June issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome stated that the failure to reduce new HIV infections in the US by 50 percent in the next two years will have substantial human consequences in addition to costing the nation more than $18 billion.
Monday, July 28, 12 noon
Poster presentation: "Social capital, poverty and income inequality as predictors of tuberculosis case rates in the United States." Dr. Holtgrave has conducted extensive research outlining the effects of lowered social capital on HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and TB.
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 am
Closing Plenary Lecture
- Claire Sterk, PhD, Charles Howard Candler professor and chair of behavioral science and health education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 am
"Effectiveness of an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention Among African American Women Who Use Drugs"
Dr. Sterk has been studying risk behaviors for disease and interventions in high-risk communities for more than 20 years. She is an internationally recognized expert in the area of addiction and women’s health.
- Richard Crosby, PhD, assistant professor of behavioral science and health education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 am
"Condom Use Errors and Problems Among Adolescents"
A study by Dr. Crosby in the September issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases found that various condom use errors were frequent among a small sample of sexually active heterosexual college men.
- Lawrence Bryant, PhD, Research Coordinator, Behavioral Science Core, Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Monday, July 28, 12:00 noon
Poster presentation: "The Black Church and Its Influence on African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Era of AIDS"