Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

ILLINOIS: HIV Conference at U Chicago Looks at Problem in Minority Communities (11.11.12) Aids Weekly Plus

A conference titled “Social and Structural Determinants of HIV Infections among Minority Populations” will take place at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration (SSA), 969 E. 60th St., Chicago, on November 16 and 17. The conference will examine the growing problem of HIV/AIDS among blacks, Latinos, and imprisoned populations. The STI/HIV Intervention Network (SHINE), based at SSA, has organized the two-day event. The network pioneers innovative biomedical, behavioral, and structural initiatives to reduce HIV infections among vulnerable populations, including men who have sex with men, people who are incarcerated, and minority youth. Dexter Voisin, Associate Professor at SSA and the principal investigator for SHINE, will present at the conference, as will Alida Bouris, Assistant Professor at SSA; Matthew Epperson, Assistant Professor at SSA; Stuart Michaels, Senior Research Scientist at the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago; and John Schneider, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Medicine. Additional speakers from the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, Northwestern and Loyola Universities, and a number of community partners will also make presentations. Dr. Robert Fullilove, Professor and Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will deliver the keynote address—“Mass Incarceration as a Social Driver of HIV/AIDS in the United States”—on November 16.


Copyright © 2012 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in November 12, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.