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June 28, 2009

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Partners With Healthy Interactions(R) to Advance HIV/AIDS Education Across Diverse Cultures, Pati

"The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced that it is entering into a partnership with global patient education innovator Healthy Interactions. The partnership will address the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in both developed and developing world nations via culturally relevant education programs that speak to diverse patient populations and enhance global HIV literacy.

'The collaboration will leverage Healthy Interactions' Conversation Map(R) education tools to enhance the quality of care, treatment, and support provided to people living with HIV and related co-infectious diseases. The Conversation Map tools utilize the power of small group dialogue and collaborative learning to improve health by providing groups of patients a method for engaging in a discussion about a disease or subject that enables them to recognize how their beliefs or attitudes affect their perceptions and discover ways they can change behavior and improve their personal health management. First introduced in 2005, the Conversation Map tools now have a presence in over 50 countries and are being used to help people living with diabetes. "

Read more in Aegis, June 24, 2009.