Spring 2003 Health & Society News Archive

Angela Bryan gave an invited presentation, Sex, drugs, and detention: development of a theory-based HIV/STD prevention intervention for adolescents involving her research on alcohol and risky sexual behavior among high risk adolescents at the Missouri Alcoholism Research Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia on June 13.

Congratulations to Ann May who has accepted a position with REPOA (Research on Poverty and Alleviation), as the Research and Communications Officer in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. REPOA is a British and Dutch NGO.

Ann May presented a paper entitled "Maasai migration, city work, and AIDS in Tanzania," in Port Elizabeth, South Africa at the 13th Annual Pan-African Anthropological Association Conference June 29-July 4, 2003. An expanded version of that paper, based on her dissertation research on rural-urban migration of youth and pastoralists in Tanzania between 1999 and 2000, and additional fieldwork in 2001 that focused on HIV/AIDS as a migration risk factor for pastoralists, funded by the Population Aging Center, is currently being reviewed for publication. The co-author is J. Terrence McCabe. Following the conference, May was an Institute of Cultural Affairs International volunteer on an HIV/AIDS training program for two weeks in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania. The project educated sixteen community leaders and launched a year-long AIDS awareness program in that area.