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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

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    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

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17th Texas HIV-STD Conference Agenda Monday Afternoon

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Program of Events, Monday, May 24, 2010

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Plaza Registration A General Registration
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Plaza Registration B On-Site Registration and Exhibitor Check-In
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lobby Registration Continuing Education Registration
12 noon to 5:00 p.m. The Arbor Exhibits
12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Rio Grande A Poster Presentation Preview
12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Rio Grande B AIDS Quilt and Focus on Living Exhibit
24 Hours Guadalupe Internet Café

Opening Plenary Session – Monday, May 24, 2010

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom

Welcome and Introduction
Ann S. Robbins, Ph.D.,
Manager, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas

Opening Comments
Adolfo M. Valadez, M.D., M.P.H.,
Assistant Commissioner, Division of Prevention and Preparedness Services, Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas

State of the State
Ann S. Robbins, Ph.D.,
Manager, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch, Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas

Keynote Address: Back to Basics in HIV Prevention
Elizabeth Pisani, Ph.D.,
Director, Ternyata Limited, London, U.K.
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
This presentation will help refocus the audience on the importance of HIV exposure. As a consequence of focusing on exposure, returning to the basics of HIV prevention is critical. Correct condom use, minimizing sexual partners, access to and use of clean syringes are effective HIV prevention interventions. We must use these tools. The context most conducive to implementing these strategies will be discussed and considered.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe two best practices for effectively focusing HIV prevention efforts on communities at risk
  • Describe two best practices for developing, adapting, and implementing effective, evidence-based HIV prevention interventions
  • Identify and explain how to address social and environmental (context) influences on health behavior

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ballroom Foyer Break

Biomedical Interventions
Murray C. Penner,
Deputy Executive Director, Domestic Programs National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington , D.C.
Wakefield, HVTN Associate Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
The “toolbox” of HIV prevention activities includes interventions that researchers continue to add to. The male condom, if used correctly and consistently, is proven to be effective in blocking HIV transmission during sex. Male circumcision has recently been shown to be protective against HIV acquisition among men. We are on the verge of learning if oral and topical antiretroviral compounds or microbicides can reduce HIV transmission during sex. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), or the use of anti-retroviral agents before potential HIV exposure, is also being studied for the prevention of HIV infection. Finally, research efforts for more than two decades have not yet resulted in an effective HIV vaccine. This plenary will provide an overview of the progress in developing some of these biomedical interventions with an opportunity to consider program and policy issues.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the potential role of biomedical interventions in preventing HIV transmission

Stomp Out Syphilis Step Group
Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) Incorporated

Introduced by LaKendra Smalley
Karnesia Hall, Sierra Givens, Brenae Wilcott, Ke'auna Walton, Desiree Floyd
HYPE Steppers of Dallas are the winners of the Stomp Out Syphilis Step Contest sponsored by the Resource Center of Dallas. They were selected to perform their step routine designed to bring awareness to syphilis elimination efforts. The group provides a unique combination of entertainment and performance as prevention.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., TBD 12 Step Meeting (on your own)

Welcome Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Glass Oaks


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