Massachusetts: Conference Targets HIV in Communities of Color
August 30, 2005
The HIV epidemic in communities of color will be the focus of a Sept. 15-16 conference hosted by the Boston AIDS Consortium. Some 300 people from across the state are expected to attend.
"I think it's going to be a great opportunity for consumers and policy makers and advocates to come together and share their policy and expertise," said Parita Patel, conference coordinator. Meeting cosponsors include the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, Boston Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Services, the Latin American Health Institute, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The conference's opening day will focus on education about the impact of HIV on each of five populations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; immigrants and refugees; men; women; and faith-based communities. The second day will include workshops on the politics and policies surrounding HIV/AIDS in communities of color, as well as capacity building. A "speak out" session will wrap up the conference.
Registration deadline is Sept. 2. For more information, visit www.bacboston.org/conference2005 or telephone 617-867-0144 ext. 21.
Bay Windows (Boston)
08.25.05; Laura Kiritsy
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.