For 27 years, Philadelphia FIGHT has hosted the HIV Prevention and Education Summit, a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide range of issues that impact people living with HIV and AIDS. Each year, this event provides information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies and aims to bring forward the social determinants of health that place people at risk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Community Health Training Alliance will present this conference in a virtual setting for the second time, in honor of AIDS Education Month.
The theme of this year’s summit is Addressing Racial and Social Inequities in Healthcare. Beginning June 1st, the month-long series of webinars will discuss the importance of HIV treatment and justice against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be a series of youth-centered conversations on Instagram live focused on wellness, youth-oriented resources, and mental health awareness.
Topics discussed will include: taking on the challenge of stigma, using inclusive and affirming language in healthcare settings, reducing HIV disparities among Black women, advocating for access to mental health care in communities of color, and much more.
The 2021 HIV Prevention and Education Virtual Conference is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, CCN Pharmacy, Walgreens, BioMatrix, Mazzoni Center, Labcorp, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Theratechnologies, CaptureRx and BEAT-HIV.
To register for the webinars or for more information, visit https://fight.org/2021-hiv-prevention-education-virtual-summit. All webinars are free and Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) for licensed professionals are available.