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HIV focus of LSU's 2nd LGBTQ+ health symposium
from The AP
April 24, 2018 - ListenUpYall.com

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU Health New Orleans is holding a free symposium about LGBTQ health, with a focus on the human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS.

The second annual LGBTQ+ Health Care Symposium runs Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school's medical education building.

The first evening will discuss issues for physical and mental health care of people in the community who have the virus or AIDS.

After the four panelists speak, they'll take questions from the audience.

The panelists include the project director for the South Central AIDS Education and Training Center at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health. Another is a mental health provider serving the LGBT+ community in New Orleans. A third works on prevention, management and treatment of HIV infection. The fourth is assistant director of the SERO Project , an organization focused on ending inappropriate prosecution of people living with HIV.

The second evening is a SERO training event called "HIV Criminalization in Louisiana." Because it's a federally funded training program that needs to account for its spending, those planning to attend must register online by creating an ID number.

Last year's inaugural symposium was more general, including transgender medicine, anti-discrimination laws in Louisiana and what LGBT patients should expect of their providers. The audience of about 150 included nearly 80 members of the community, joined by health sciences center employees.



 
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