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The Evolution of HIV Testing

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The objectives of this presentation are to outline the history of HIV testing, describe the limitations of the first testing methods that were produced for the detection of HIV, discuss the need for an updated algorithm, and identify the new objectives in the current algorithm and describe the test methods involved.

African American Cultural Considerations in HIV/AIDS

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The objectives of this presentation are to discuss the statistics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community; the historic context of the African American relationship with the health care and scientific community; the socioeconomic and political issues that plague the African American community; how stereotypes in the media affect the general mental, physical, and emotional health of those in the African American community; and discuss the possible solutions and strategies to help improve the state of African American health and reduce transmission of HIV.

AIDSFree Guidance Database

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The AIDSFree Guidance Database provides national HIV testing and treatment guidance and HIV/TB co-infection treatment guidance from many different countries from around the world.

The Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young Men of Color

This information sheet includes data for young men of color regarding their reproductive and sexual health. A number of sexual health indicators show that young men of color are still disproportionately affected by STIs and HIV.

The Sexual Health of Youth in the United States: An Audience Profile

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This audience profile provides a broad overview of the sexual health of youth in the United States, including a brief demographic profile, trends in relationships and communication, and a summary of sexual health knowledge and behaviors, physical health, and use of sexual health care services.

Combating Hepatitis B Among High-Risk Communities: A Government-Community Partnership

This interactive session provides information about a unique government-community partnership, new multilingual hepatitis B educational resources, and local efforts to increase awareness and encourage hepatitis B testing. Panelists discuss outreach, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care strategies to address hepatitis B among high-risk populations in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and other communities.

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