National Association of People with AIDS brings Healthy Living Conference to Fort Worth this week

The National Association of People with AIDS holds its national Healthy Living Summit, previously known as “Staying Alive,” from Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13 at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth.

The conference empowers those living with HIV to become better advocates for their own health and for that of the entire community. Founded in 1983, NAPWA is the oldest national AIDS advocacy organization in the U.S.

“HIV rates are exploding in the Southern United States,” NAPWA President and CEO Frank Oldham Jr. said in a press release. “As the largest and oldest patient advocacy group for PLWHA, NAPWA is proud to have the opportunity to bring the National Healthy Living Summit to the heart of the South to educate about the steps that can be taken to reduce transmission of the virus and promote healthier living with HIV.”

The National Healthy Living Summit will help promote interventions for the HIV epidemic, with a unique lineup of speakers, including leading medical experts who will share the latest on Treatment as Prevention, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Hepatitis and HIV Co-Infection, and more.

The cost of the conference is $525, which includes hotel, meals, NAPWA membership and the conference. To register, visit the NAPWA website. A full list of speakers and award recipients is below.

—  David Taffet

NAPWA brings AIDS summit to Fort Worth

The National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) presents the National Healthy Living Summit, formerly known as “Staying Alive,” the only national AIDS conference exclusively by and specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS. It takes place at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth, from April 10 through 13.

The Healthy Living Summit will host a Skills Building Institute to introduce community coalition mobilization models to individuals and organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Florida and Georgia.

The theme of this year’s Healthy Living Summit is “Prevention with Positives.”

Institutes and workshops will include Women and HIV; Positive Youth Institute; Men and HIV; HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection and treatment options; and HIV/AIDS public policy and the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Speakers will include Christopher Bates, Richard Wolinsky, Ernest Hopkins, Robert Greenwald, Dr. Marsha Martin and Catherine Hanssens.

Scholarships to attend the conference are available. For people wishing to attend from out of the area, those scholarships include travel. Apply on the NAPWA website.

—  David Taffet