September 9, 2015
Written by Hayley Miller
This post originally appeared on the HRC blog.
Today, many gathered at HRC’s offices in Washington, D.C., for a pre-conference ahead of the United States Conference (USCA) on AIDS 2015.
The pre-conference session, titled, “Institute on HIV and Employment,” was a daylong event. The National Working Positive Coalition organized the event, which included panel presentations from respected researchers, advocates, government and non-government officials and community representatives.
“Employment is a critical part of HIV prevention and treatment,” Noël Gordon, HRC Senior Specialist, HIV Prevention & Health Equity, said. “It’s incumbent on all of us to make sure people living with, and affected by, HIV have access to the resources and the opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives.”
The meeting highlighted the latest research in the field of HIV and AIDS and employment, collaborative and innovative service models, best practices from the field, government initiatives and workplace policy approaches.
This week marks the 19th annual USCA. USCA seeks to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.