February 3, 2011

Triangle Initiative Interventions in HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Progress Report

In the University Seminar, "Triangle Initiative Interventions in HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Progress Report," Robert Remien of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and Dr. Louisa Gilbert of the Columbia School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group will share how they are implementing custom-developed multimedia interventions to support HIV treatment adherence and safer-sex behaviors both here in New York and in developing countries.

Increasingly, health practitioners are using technology-enabled interventions to promote positive life changes. During the past two years Dr. Remien and CCNMTL have been funded by the National Institute of Health to develop and pilot Masivukeni ("Let's Wake Up!" in Xhosa) an HIV treatment adherence intervention for lay counselors and patients in South Africa. Dr. Gilbert and CCNMTL partnered on the development and testing of a multimedia version of the WORTH intervention, an HIV prevention intervention designed for drug-involved women who are on probation or parole, or enrolled in an alternative-to-incarceration program. Dr. Gilbert is the co-investigater on Multimedia WORTH, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Nabila El-Bassel of SIG. Dr. Remien and Dr. Gilbert will present their projects, discuss initial findings, and talk about plans for the expansion of both interventions.

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2011 at 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Location: 523 Butler Library
Phone: (212) 854-9058

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