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City Terrace 12
Wednesday, May 10, 2006: 10:00 AM-11:45 AM

C4: STD Risk Assessment and Screening in Long-Distance Truck Drivers and Sex Workers, New Mexico, USA: Implications for STD Prevention and Control in Highly Mobile and Difficult to Reach Populations

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to 1) describe methods for effectively reaching highly mobile and hard to reach populations and risk factors and behaviors conducive to STD transmission in these populations 2) identify potential intervention activities targeted at sex workers at truck stops and long-distance truck drivers

Moderator:Donna Hubbard McCree
10:00 AMLong-haul Truck Drivers: a Difficult to Access Population at Risk for HIV, STDs and Hepatitis
Steve Jenison
10:20 AMRecruitment Strategies for Reaching Long-Distance Truck Drivers
Nicholas Keller
10:35 AMWorking with Sex Workers: Successful Approaches for This Difficult to Reach Population
Jaime Vega-Hernandez
10:50 AMAnalyses of Risk Factors/Behaviors, STD Knowledge and Beliefs and Prevalence of STDs among Sex Workers and Truck Drivers
Sarah Valway
11:15 AMLessons Learned: Implications and Strategies for Ongoing and Future Public Health Programs for These Hard to Reach and Highly Mobile Populations
Steve Jenison

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