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Responses to an Urban HIV/AIDS Epidemic: New York City Models

The New York City Department of Health Presents a Satellite Program
In Connection with the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS

June 25-27, 2001

Public Health Laboratories
455 1st Avenue
Between 26th and 27th Streets
New York City

All Special Session Participants and Members of the Public are Welcome!

Schedule of Activities

Monday, June 25

9:00 - 10:00Breakfast Reception
(Provided by the New York City Department of Health)
10:00 - 10:30Welcome
(Dr. Neal L. Cohen, Commissioner of Health, and others)
10:30 - 12:30Forum: Monitoring an Urban HIV/AIDS Epidemic
(Using case surveillance, targeted serosurveys, cohort studies, and other methods to create a dynamic picture of a complex urban epidemic)
12:30 - 2:00Lunch
2:00 - 4:00Forum: Use of Surveillance and Epidemiologic Data for Program Planning
(How data can form the groundwork for resource allocation, intervention design, and governmental-community collaborations)

Tuesday, June 26

9:00 - 9:30Continental Breakfast
(Provided by 1199 SEIU Civil Services Division)
9:30 - 11:00Forum: Models of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Partner Notification
(Governmental and community models for encouraging members of high-risk population groups to learn their HIV status and seek care)
11:30 - 1:00Forum: Diagnostic and Laboratory Issues
(A public health department's role in providing HIV diagnostic services, with a focus on identifying and providing clinically-useful information on variant HIV strains)
1:00 - 2:30Lunch
(Provided by The Civil Service Technical Guild Local 375-DC37)
2:30 - 4:30Forum: Addressing HIV in the Context of Co-Morbidities
(Coordinated interventions addressing HIV, STD and TB cross-risks and co-infection)

Wednesday, June 27

9:00 - 9:30Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 11:30Forum: Models of HIV Prevention
(Community-based intervention models used in New York City, including peer education, prevention case management, and harm reduction)
12:00 - 2:00Lunch
(Provided by NYC HIV Prevention Planning Group)
2:00 - 4:00Forum: Models for Governmental/Community Collaboration in HIV Program Planning
(How government agencies and community representatives plan for HIV prevention, care and treatment in New York City)
9:00 - 4:30 each dayTabling by New York City Department of Health programs
(Materials and resources on HIV prevention and treatment, STD and TB treatment, HIV/AIDS surveillance and epidemiology, and diagnostic services)

Tours of the New York City Department of Health laboratories, sexually transmitted disease clinics, and tuberculosis clinics will be available.

For additional information, call Amado Punsalang at (212) 447-2864.

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