Presentations by Our Members at AIDS 2012

How Trauma Drives the HIV Epidemic Among Women
The U.S. Positive Women’s Network, a project of NWAC Member WORLD, is holding a press conference on breaking new research that will be released at AIDS 2012 on the impact of violence on women’s health outcomes, solutions from women openly living with HIV, and a call to action for U.S. federal decision-makers from nationally-recognized advocates on HIV and violence against women.

When: Monday, July 23rd, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Washington D.C. Convention Center, Media Center’s Press Conference Room 3.

The State of New Media and HIV
New media has created opportunities for HIV service providers to work beyond their doors and their communities. These tools have allowed NWAC Member Iris House to reach women and men, young and old, in a way that would never be possible given limited resources. They are able to ask questions, get connected to resources and join a community that would never judge them because of their status. This session on new media will allow participants to see real examples of how they can implement the tools in an effective way to enhance their missions and expand their reach. I hope you will join us and bring your examples and enthusiasm to this session and to all of the activities surrounding AIDS 2012.

When: Monday, July 23rd, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington D.C. Convention Center, Mini Room 4

License Denied: HIV/AIDS Licensing Restriction in the United States
Licensing criteria that discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS violate federal law, yet many states have retained these laws, which prevent people living with HIV/AIDS from working as doctors, nurses, barbers or in certain other positions that require a professional license. Presented by NWAC Member HIV Law Project, their recommendation is that states must examine their licensing procedures and ensure that they are in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act as well as guidance from the United States Department of Justice.

When: Tuesday, July 24th, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Washington D.C. Convention Center, Mini Room 5

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