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FOR RELEASE: October 5 , 2006
Oklahoma HIV/STD Statewide Conference Set for Nov. 29
A November conference on HIV/ STD issues will provide an educational forum for health care providers, educators, families, friends, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. The conference is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) HIV/STD Service and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in coordination with the Public Health Institute of Oklahoma. A statewide committee of volunteers organized the Oklahoma HIV/STD conference.
Keynote topics and speakers for the conference include the following:
Workshop topics include:
In addition, a panel of long-term survivors and those living with co-infection will share their experiences, identify ways to navigate the system, talk about disparities in care, and discuss HIV and co-infections.
The Early Bird registration fee is $50 if postmarked by Nov. 10. There are a limited number of scholarships available to persons living with HIV/AIDS. Registration forms and the conference agenda are available at www.publichealthok.org, or for more information call the OSDH HIV/STD Service at (405) 271-4636.
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