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Texas HIV-STD Conference

News Release
December 8, 2006

What: 15th Texas HIV/STD Conference
When: Dec. 12-15
Why: Exchange information about HIV/STD prevention, intervention and clinical care
Where: Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., Austin
Who: Some 800 health professionals from throughout Texas. Sponsored by Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Training and Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center
Speakers: Approximately 180 speakers from the United States, Mexico and Africa will speak at this biennial event. General session speakers include:
  Tuesday, Dec. 12
8:45 a.m.
Stephen Fallon, Ph.D., Skills4 Inc., Fort Lauderdale; HIV treatment options
10:15 a.m.
Kevin Fenton, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta; CDC’s updated plan to eliminate syphilis in the United States
  Wednesday, Dec. 13
8:45 a.m.
Bernard Branson, M.D., CDC, Atlanta; CDC’s new recommendations for HIV testing
10 a.m.
Jeffrey Georgi, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; substance abuse issues among persons with HIV
11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Global Issues Luncheon. Ados Velez May, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, D.C., will moderate a panel of nine HIV/AIDS service providers from Africa discussing the state of the epidemic in their nations
  Thursday, Dec. 14
9 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Confronting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. Moderated by Terrance Moore, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, D.C
10:30 a.m.
King Davis, Ph.D., University of Texas School of Social Work, Austin; current state of mental health care in the United States as it relates to HIV/AIDS
  Friday, Dec. 15
9 a.m.
David Holtgrave, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; improving HIV prevention
11 a.m.
Todd Ahlberg, filmmaker, Oakland, Calif., presents “Meth,” a documentary about crystal methamphetamine abuse among gay men

Online: More information at www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2006/default.shtm.

Notes: Media must check in and pick up conference information at the Speaker Registration table on the Plaza Level. Identification may be required.


(News media: for more information contact Carrie Williams, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.)

Last updated June 12, 2013