On July 1, HC3 held a webinar titled, Impact of Community Level Factors on HIV Outcomes, focusing on different aspects of HIV and health communication.
Presentations focused on community level factors shown to impact HIV, what they are and what effect they have; community-level determinants that potentiate or mitigate HIV outcomes among key populations; and included an example of a community-based project that aimed to reduce HIV transmission and stigma in Mozambique by targeting social and gender factors. Speakers also highlighted manuscripts that will be published in an upcoming supplement in JAIDS slated for July 2014.
This webinar was moderated by Kim Seifert Ahanda, Senior Behavior change Advisor, USAID office of HIV/AIDS.
Carol Underwood, PhD, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Communication Programs and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [Impact of Community Level Factors of HIV , PDF]
Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, Director of the Key Populations Program at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights and an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [Enhancing Benefits or Increasing Harms, Community Responses for HIV Among Key Populations, PDF]
Patrick Devos, Country Director at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs – Mozambique [Tchova Tchova Histórias de Vida Community Dialogue Gender Tool HIV Prevention, ART Adherence and Demand Creation, PDF]