Do You See Employment as an HIV/AIDS Issue?
Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment in Washington, D.C.
July 19, 2012
An Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment, an affiliated independent event of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), is being co-sponsored on Saturday, July 28, by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Working Positive Coalition.
All who are interested in participating are encouraged to attend, including local, national, and international HIV and disability experts, service providers, researchers, rehabilitation and workforce system professionals, government and non-government officials, community leaders, advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and other HIV and disability stakeholders.
There is no registration fee, but space is limited and registration is required (lunch will be provided). It is not necessary to be an attendee of AIDS 2012 to register for the Institute.
The Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment will be held on Saturday, July 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., in the Great Hall at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, in Washington D.C. It will include panel presentations by respected researchers, advocates, government and non-government officials, and community representatives, as well as networking opportunities. Institute topics will highlight the latest research in the field of HIV/AIDS and employment; collaborative and innovative service models and best practices from the field; government initiatives; and workplace policy approaches.
Resources on living with HIV/AIDS and employment are available on the website of the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
A new "Employment" section of AIDS.gov has recently been launched as well.
For additional information, see the National Working Positive Coalition (NWPC) website.
This article was provided by National Working Positive Coalition.
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