Barriers and Risk Factors that Affect Access to Care or Prevention Services: Stories and Strategies from a Panel of HIV+ & HIV- Latino and African-American YMSM

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Session ID: 
LHCPC246
Track: 
Linkage to HIV Care and Primary Care
Session Description: 

We have all heard the phrase "test and treat." Yet there are many reasons why some Latino and African-American YMSM have trouble accessing care and prevention services, or remaining in programs once enrolled. In this workshop, you’ll hear from Latino and African-American YMSM representing both the HIV + and HIV – communities, and get to hear first-hand about their experiences not only working with their peers, but also their personal stories dealing with the very same barriers that clients face. By the conclusion, you will be able to identify common barriers that affect YMSM's decisions or even ability to access care and services that could help them, and also describe the strategies to implement to help overcome these barriers. The facilitators will conclude with an open discussion for others to share their local challenges and strategies.

Presenters: 

Obed Caballero, Jose Javier and Gregory Timmer, Latinos Salud, Wilton Manors, FL

Time Slot: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room: 
Strand 13A, Level 2
Type: 
Workshop
Presentation Level: 
Beginner

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), a 501(c)3 organization, develops leadership in communities of color to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced this mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and materials and a website: http://www.nmac.org/. NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations providing valuable information to communitybased organizations, hospitals, clinics and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the AIDS epidemic.

NMAC's advocacy efforts are funded through private funders and donors only.

For more information, contact:
NMAC * 1931 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-4432
Tel: (202) 483-6622 * Fax: (202) 483-1135 * E-mail: communications@nmac.org

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