Triad: HIV/AID conference around corner

Carolinas News Notes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina HIV/AIDS Advocacy conference will be held on Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences, F.L. Atkins Building, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

The North Carolina AIDS Action Network and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition serve as hosts for the one-day event that engages participants in learning and sharing, focusing on advocacy training, community capacity building and providing networking opportunities. Attendees will include those across the spectrum of AIDS Service Organizations, health service providers, in addition to HIV/AIDS activists and advocates from across North Carolina.

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Breakout sessions include: Medicaid Expansion and Reform; HIV Policy; Harm Reduction 101; Latinos and HIV; Improving the health of transgender people; Women & HIV in rural North Carolina; Syringe and Naloxone access in North Carolina; and more.

Organizers are asking those who wish to set up literature dissemination tables to consider a contribution of $50-$100 to help offset conference costs.

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Registration, information and community partner sign-up are available online.

info: ncaan.org. bit.ly/1LqR0Nm.

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