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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference 2016


When: April 9, 2016
Where: Baystate Health’s Chestnut Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01107

The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS; all are welcome. Participants do not need to be HIV positive or at risk for infection to attend, and no one will ask anyone to disclose their status.

This conference is most appropriate for people high school-age and older, but mature middle school youth will not be turned away.

Schedule for the 2016 Event:


Goals and objectives of the conference:

To inform participants about the psychosocial aspects of living with HIV/AIDS

By the end of this conference, participants will:
• Understand how gender is related to HIV/AIDS
• Have an increased awareness of issues about stigma testing, disclosure, mental health, social support, and other relevant issues
• Have improved attitudes about people living with HIV/AIDS

To empower women and girls to make healthy decisions and achieve their best possible quality of life while living with HIV/AIDS

By the end of this conference, participants will:
• Intend to make healthy decisions for themselves
• Be motivated to be compassionate toward people living with HIV/AIDS
• Be able to identify relationship-based resources to address HIV/AIDS
• Be able to identify informational sources about HIV/AIDS

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/events/national-women-girls-hivaids-awareness-day-conference/