The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS is an annual event, founded in 1988, that typically draws more than 500 HIV/AIDS-care social workers and service providers from across the country and many nations abroad. For this year’s 2018 conference, we are traveling to our nation's capital: Washington, D.C.
With myriad issues of national import influencing the delivery of services to people living with HIV/AIDS, now is the time to convene in the place where many of the decisions shaping social work practice in HIV/AIDS are made. We will discuss advocacy practice and the ongoing impact of federal programs such as HOPWA and Ryan White while looking closely at where the HIV/AIDS conversation is going.
In the words of John F. Kennedy, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue…it is a social justice issue laced with traces of poverty, racism, homophobia, stigma, social isolation, fear, and the list goes on. We are excited to initiate discourse that will precipitate not only the treatment or management of HIV/AIDS, but the end of this preventable disease!
The 2018 app is available to all attendees. Download it from the App-Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.