Webinar: Is HIV Surveillance a Tool for Prevention Justice?

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Date(s) - Feb 15, 2012
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Join the HIV PJA Wednesday February 15 for their first Webinar of 2012…

Is HIV Surveillance a Tool for Prevention Justice?
Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 3:30 ET/ 2:30 CT/ 1:30 MT/ 12:30 PT
Click here to register and receive information on how to join the webinar.

Background:

What is HIV surveillance?  How is this data collected and used?  How is it changing?

A recent CDC report estimated that about half of all people with HIV are receiving medical care.  In the era of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and an expanded focus on treatment for prevention, some public health jurisdictions have begun expanding their use of HIV surveillance data to link out-of-care individuals with services and more efficiently target scare resources.  As this new role takes hold, we seek to help HIV prevention justice activists understand the basic elements of HIV surveillance, how it can (or can’t) be used to link people to care, and what important questions we should be asking.

Our panel of experts will share experiences from communities on the front lines of implementing these important systemic changes.

Panel:

Walt Senterfitt, PhD – Founding Member HIV PJA
Tiffany West-Ojo, MPH – HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration, D.C. Deptartment of Public Health
Charles King – President & CEO, Housing Works, Inc.


Click here to register and receive information on how to join the webinar.