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The 1999 National Conference on Women and HIV

Spring 1999

Yes! It's that time again! Time for the National Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS.

Final plans are being completed for the 1999 National Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS scheduled for October 9-12, 1999 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This exciting event is expected to draw over 3,000 conference attendees from the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.

The conference will provide a national women's forum to exchange information among infected and affected women, researchers, service providers, and policy makers. A huge exhibit hall will showcase new HIV/AIDS related products, medicines, technologies, and services available to women.


Care and Treatment Questions?
You Need to Be There

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The HIV/AIDS pandemic has become a major public health threat among women. There is an alarmingly steady increase of new HIV cases. Since 1985, the reported rates of HIV have increased from 7% to 22% among women throughout the nation. The disease disproportionately affects women of color. There are higher incidences of HIV infection in these communities.

While the discovery of antiretroviral combination drug therapies directly resulted in the first overall decrease in both AIDS cases and AIDS-related deaths in the country, the overall rate of HIV transmission has not mirrored this trend, particularly among women.


Questions About the Future Directions of Research in Women?
You Need to Be There

Nationally recognized and highly regarded researchers will present the most recent research and information regarding clinical interventions, epidemiological trends, effective therapies, new therapies coming down the pipeline, and standards of clinical care. Innovative models of care specific to diverse cultures and specific to women of all ages will also be presented.


Have a Program You Think Deserves National Attention?
You Need to Be There

A major community component will allow for presentations on available social services. There will be many opportunities for attendees to build skills, network, and collaborate. Relevant governmental issues will be an interrelated part of many workshops, symposiums, poster presentations and other activities of the conference.

The conference sponsors are planning to make scholarships available to women who have HIV and or AIDS and are on fixed incomes and/or have financial hardships that preclude them from attending. This attempt is to allow for the most disenfranchised of our women's community to attend the conference. Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Scholarships may provide travel, registration, and/or accommodations. Priority will be given to women who demonstrate, in a real way, their commitment to sharing knowledge gained at the conference with their communities.


Get Registered

To get a registration packet, please contact Talley Management Group, Inc. You can call them at 609.423.7222, ext. 262 or write to them at 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ - 08061. These are the folks you need to contact for abstract forms as well as scholarship applications.

The Women's Caucus is working on a day of pre-conference activities for HIV positive women. The conference is sponsored by the City and County of Los Angeles. A Host Committee comprised of Southern California AIDS focused agency representatives has been formed and is working hard to help coordinate conference workshops.


Questions About How to Treat Women with HIV Infection?
You Need to Be There

The National Executive Committee of the conference is comprised of prominent, nationally known researchers, policy specialists, women living with HIV infection, and risk reduction behavior strategists. This group will assure that this conference addresses the real needs and concerns of women with HIV/AIDS and help to promote women's issues in other AIDS conferences. For more information concerning the conference please call our toll free voice mail at 877.266.3966.

If you are a positive woman and would like information about how to fill out your scholarship application, you can call the Women Alive Hot Line 1.800.554.4876 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 11am to 6pm (PST), and someone can assist you.


The Women's Conference

BE THERE!

The Conference promises to provide information on the most cutting edge treatment modalities for women with HIV/AIDS

Call for Information:
877.266.3966





  
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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.
 

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