May 2015 News and Updates

News & Updates

May, 2015

Theme of the Month: HIV in Vulnerable Groups

Training Opportunities
Best Practices in HIV Prevention: Translating Innovation into Action
Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute
Date/Time: Archived
Presenters:  Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center;  Darrell Wheeler, PhD, MPH, Loyola University Chicago; Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Sari Reisner, ScD, The Fenway Institute; Cynthia Gomez, PhD, Health Equity Institute; Donna Futterman, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Kenneth Mayer, MD, The Fenway Institute; Rich Wolitski, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ronald Stall, PhD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Patrick Sullivan, PhD, Emory University
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Incorporating PrEP into Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter:  Mark Thrun, MD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Division of Infectious Diseases, Director, HIV/STD Prevention and Control, Denver Public Health, Director, Denver Prevention Training Center
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Addressing Stigma Related to HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sponsor: Alabama Public Health Training Network (ALPHTN)
Date/Time: Archived
Presenters:  Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama;  Janet Turan, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Department of Health Care Organization and Policy School of Public Health School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham
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  • This systematic review from the Cochrane Collaboration aimed to examine the effectiveness of prevention interventions for MSM that combine at least two of the three categories of intervention modality (biomedical, behavioral and structural) compared either to other HIV prevention interventions or to minimal/no HIV prevention.

From the Field
A replicable, ready-for-dissemination intervention for coping with HIV and trauma, Living in the Fact of Trauma (LIFT) is a group intervention that focuses on improving the coping abilities of individuals–women of any sexual orientation and men who have sex with men–who have HIV and a history of childhood sexual abuse.

In the News

IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThis month’s Log-in and Learn WebinarPatrick Wilson, PhD presented, 

“Syndemics and HIV among MSM in the U.S.: Understanding Risk in Context”

Download the recommended reading and slides.

Click here for the edited video of the webinar.