8.0318 HIV Conference (1/70)

Thu, 17 Nov 1994 18:43:50 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0318. Thursday, 17 Nov 1994.

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 94 12:27:19 CST
From: E303GT@tamvm1.tamu.edu
Subject: HIV Conference

Reversing the Trend:
Strategies for HIV Prevention Among Minority Women
April 6-7, 1995
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A&M University and
Brazos Valley Community Action Agency are pleased to announce a two day
conference entitled "Reversing the Trend: Strategies for HIV Prevention
Among Minority Women." We invite researchers in the Behavioral & Medical
Science, practitioners, educators, and community members to join us
us in the development of these strategies.
Funding and technical assistant for this conference has been provided
for by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
* Increase undestanding of the cultural, socio-economic, and
psycho-social barriers to HIV prevention among minority women.
* Facilite the development of research-informed HIV prevention
strategies through directed discussion between researchers and
* Enable community providers to complete and implement
population-specific prevention strategies.

The format for this conference will include a series of panels
addressing the major barriers to effective HIV prevention followed
by interactive prevention planning workshops. A brief sample of
panelist discussion may include:
* Cultural,Psycho-social,Socio-economic and Gender Barriers/Strategies
* HIV and childbearing.
* The role of gangs in HIV transmission.
* Adolescent development and HIV prevention education.
* Reframing the language and images of Machismo.
* Trust and communication in the African American Community.
* Women in the sex industry.
* The political challenges to effective HIV prevention.
* Sexual Abuse, Self-Steem & HIV
* Prevention project or research for migrants, the Border
population (US-Mexico), rural, handicapped, adolescents, & runaway.

We invite submissions for presentations on these topics. If interested,
please provide us with ONE-PAGE, typed, double-spaced proposals for
papers that will be presented during the panel sessions. Please include
TWO copies of your proposal. One copy should include your name, address,
phone number, fax, e-mail address, and any audio-visual equipment needs.
The second copy should not contain any identifying information. The
deadline for receipt proposals is December 2, 1994. Please send to:
Attn: S. Griswold, Conference Coordinator
BVCAA: Health
401 S. Washington
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: 409/ 260-AIDS
Fax: 409/ 775-3475
E-mail: k211nl@tamvm1.tamu.edu.

WHEN: April 6-7, 1995.
WHERE: Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
WHO: Researchers in the Medical & Behavioral Sciences,Hospitals/clinic
Health Research Centers, social workers, physicians,administrator
pharmacists,community representatives,outreach workers, educators
counselors,, mental health providers, and clergy.
COST: Before March 1, 1995 $40.00, after $60.00 late registration.

S. Griswold, Conference Coordinator
BVCAA: Health
401 S. Washington St.
Bryan, TX 77803
phone: (409) 260-AIDS
e-mail: k211nl@tamvm1.tamu.edu.