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Science workshop

Effective health communication is critical to enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability. Early HIV communication campaigns that championed condom use, voluntary medical male circumcision, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission have been lifesaving global interventions. Despite these successes, a preponderance of stigmatizing messages, systemic communication inequities and a lack of attention to the unique communication needs of key target audiences in low-resource settings can thwart current and future HIV health promotion efforts. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research (DAR) places a high priority on the needs of key populations and supports research to reduce the incidence of HIV and decrease the burden of living with HIV in key populations. This NIMH-led workshop seeks to identify opportunities to advance health communication research efforts to support the important needs of key populations worldwide.

We will host three interactive panel discussions featuring experts and leaders in the field of HIV, key populations and health communication science. The goal is to provide a thought-provoking experience for participants through conversations on health communication research challenges and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of key populations.

1. Opening remarks
2. Panel 1. The evolution of HIV health communication research and its impact on key populations
3. Panel 2. Effective partnerships and collaborations in HIV health communication research on key populations
4. Panel 3. Innovations in HIV health communication research involving key populations
5. Open discussion and Q&A
6. Closing remarks

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90 min
Workshop
Collene LAWHORN, NiMH, United States
Tamara TAGGART, Yale University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, United States
Dianne RAUSCH, NIMH, United States
Narquis BARAK, CrescentCare, United States
Sarah BASS, Temple University, United States
Keosha BOND, New York Medical College, United States
Chadwick CAMPBELL, University of California, San Francisco, United States
Shawnika HULL, Rutgers University, United States
Gregory GREENWOOD, National Institute of Mental Health, United States
Kumi SMITH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States
Paul GAIST, National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research, United States
Maureen M. GOODENOW, National Institutes of Health, United States
Patricia NALLS, The Women's Collective, United States
Victoria FRYE, City University of New York School of Medicine, United States
Sophia ZAMUDIO-HAAS, University of California, San Francisco, United States
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