Sept. 24, 2009 - Thur.
Sept. 25, 2009 - Fri.
Sept. 26, 2009 - Sat.
14th Annual African American/Latino Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS
The African American and Hispanic/Latino Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS is designed to draw attention to, and stop the spread of HIV, this conference will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, technical assistance, HIV Testing, and medical updates in efforts to mobilize the African American and Hispanic Communities in Kentucky. Individuals from all walks of life will be provided the skills and knowledge to return to their communities and implement interventions to stop the spread of HIV.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2006, Blacks made up only 13% of the U.S. population but accounted for 45% of the new HIV infections. Hispanics comprised only 14% of the population, but represented 17% of new infections. The rate of new HIV infections among Blacks was 7 times the rate among Whites. The rate among Hispanics was 3 times than among Whites. Blacks and Hispanics comprised only 7.7% and 2.2% of Kentucky’s population respectively, but accounted for 38% and 8% of the new HIV cases diagnosed in 2007. Hence, the proportion of new HIV cases among Blacks was more than four times that of their general representation in the population. The proportion of new HIV cases among Hispanics was over three times that of their general representation in the population.
African American/Latino Conference Workshop Tracks: The conference will focus on these seven tracks: Faith Based, Hispanics, Medical/IDU, Men's/MSM, Transgender, Women's/WSW and Unique Issues.
Anyone interested in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. Health care and social service professionals who are involved and/or planning direct delivery of services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as persons who are interested in improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. Leaders of all segments of the community particularly individuals who hold leadership positions in their neighborhood, school, youth group, public housing area, church or business are asked to attend to get information and gain the knowledge to mobilize their communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
As conference details are finalized this web site will be updated. Please check back for more complete information or call Beverly Mitchell, Conference Chair, at 800.420.7431 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Thank you!