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White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS Next Week

Next week, the White House is hosting the next in its series of conferences on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and the topic of focus will be HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine, the conference will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS will provide advocates, community leaders, and members of the public an opportunity to engage with representatives of the Obama Administration on issues related to the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the LGBT community and HIV/AIDS-related health disparities, with a specific focus on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Participants will receive updates from senior officials from The White House and key agencies and departments, connect with Federal government resources and opportunities through workshop sessions, and provide valuable feedback through the “Open Space” process.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will be open until Thursday, April 12th or until we reach capacity.

Prior conferences in this series have focused on housing and homelessness, safe schools and communities, and health.

Comments

  1. Jamal Spurlock says:

    This looks like a very interesting conference. I am muslim and we need to somehow incorporate the islamic community into the loop. I am also a disease intervention specialist (DIS) trained in HIV/AIDS by the CDC years ago. I am looking for a way to bring this topic into the islamic community. I am sure that we have not only gay buy HIV positive indivuals in our faith as well. Good luck with this endeavour. I have my hands full.

    • Mr. Spurlock:

      Thank you for your comment. You mentioned that you were Muslim and would like to find a way to introduce the topic of HIV/AIDS in the Islamic community. Are you aware of the work of ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) in Dearborn, Michigan? We have worked with ACCESS in the past on just the issue you mention. They have an HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment program, and are doing HIV outreach in the Islamic community.

      All the best,
      The AIDS.gov Team

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