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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Michael D. Sweat, PhD


        Michael D. Sweat, PhD


Dr. Sweat received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University in Medical Sociology. From 1990 through 1995 he worked in various capacities with the US Centers for Disease Control and the AIDS Control and Prevention Project (AIDSCAP) conducting epidemiological projections of AIDS epidemics and cost-effectiveness analyses of HIV interventions in developing countries. He was on the faculty of the Department of International Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University from 1995 to 2007 when he moved to MUSC where he currently directs the Family Service Research Center.  Dr. Sweat has been a member of numerous international working groups researching HIV prevention and intervention, and as principal investigator has received continuous funding for his research on global health from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Drug Abuse, the World Health Organization, and the US Agency for International Development, among other agencies.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Review the theoretical basis, implementation, and efficacy of the major interventions used to prevent HIV transmission.
2.  Describe the interrelationship between HIV prevention and care interventions, and how they overlap in their implementation.
3.  Discuss the major trials that are attempting to access the effectiveness of combining evidence-based intervention strategies to
     achieve population reductions in HIV incidence.


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