Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) - Stefan Baral
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Burden of HIV among Key Populations in Low and Middle Income Countries
There is an emerging understanding of the importance of addressing the HIV prevention, treatment, and care needs of key populations across HIV epidemic settings including sex work, people who use drugs, gay men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender populations. This session will provide a holistic view of the epidemiology and prevention needs of HIV among key populations by exploring the latest science on the epidemic as well as policy and programmatic influences that enhance or impede the global response.
Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and a member of the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations including men who have sex with men and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.
Baral S, Beyrer C, Muessig K, Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Decker MR, Sherman SG, Kerrigan D. (2012) Burden of HIV among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Jul;12(7):538-49. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70066-X. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
Trapence G, Collins C, Avrett S, Carr R, Sanchez H, Ayala G, Diouf D, Beyrer C, Baral SD. (2012) From personal survival to public health: community leadership by men who have sex with men in the response to HIV. Lancet, Jul 28;380(9839):400-10. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60834-4. Epub 2012 Jul 20.
Baral SD, Poteat T, Strömdahl S, Wirtz AL, Guadamuz TE, Beyrer C. (2013) Worldwide burden of HIV in transgender women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Mar;13(3):214-22. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70315-8. Epub 2012 Dec 21.
Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD), the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) is an interdisciplinary academic forum which brings together 50-60 faculty, researchers, pre/postdoctoral and international fellows and first year MPH students to discuss topics of HIV/AIDS-related research and policy.
CIRA supports innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines behavioral, social and biomedical approaches, focused on the implementation of HIV prevention and treatment and the elimination of HIV disparities.
When & Where
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator