Co-sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in partnership with the Center for Health Training [CHT], National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers [NNPTC], and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (TX/OK AETC), hosted the 14th Texas HIV/STD Conference on December 13-17, 2004 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. A Clinical Update followed the Conference on December 17-18, 2004 (for more information, visit the Clinical Update page). The theme, goal, and objectives of the Conference were:
A Renewed Focus, A Shared Purpose
Best Practices in Prevention, Clinical Care, and the Business of Public Health
Goal and Objectives
||The goal of this conference is to educate, energize and enable us to strengthen our shared commitment with a unified purpose and passion to face the challenges of change in prevention and comprehensive care for HIV/STD by promoting sustainable public and private partnerships to foster healthy communities.
By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Describe an appropriate HIV/STD prevention method for at least one risky behavior, target population, or emerging trend in their community.
- Identify and explain at least two new effective interventions.
- Identify at least two strategies for dialogue between public and private entities to provide comprehensive care, including educating, counseling, screening, and treating individuals with HIV and/or STDs.
- Identify at least two challenges to integration of prevention, intervention, clinical services, and resources that support them.
The Conference Steering Committee (CSC) gratefully acknowleges the following groups who contributed immeasurably to the success of this year's conference:
The Conference Steering Committee is proud to offer the conference proceedings on-line.