Jun 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This free workshop is aimed at journalists who work in any medium and cover any beat who who want to build their skills and knowledge to better cover HIV and AIDS. Come for the latest info and strategies and come away with new contacts and story ideas.
Schedule highlights: The lineup includes a full slate of interactive panels.
Putting What You Know About HIV to the Test: Learn the pros and cons of various HIV tests used today, trends in testing procedures and protocols plus have the opportunity to learn/update your HIV status.
LA LGBT Center; Diane Anderson-Minshall, editor-at-large of The Advocate and editor-in-chief of HIV Plus Magazine
How Criminal Statutes Drive the HIV Epidemic: Learn how some criminal laws around sexual orientation, gender identity, sex work, drug use and HIV status create stigma and drive the HIV epidemic.
Intersections Of An Epidemic: Hear how covering HIV in the United States means looking at the intersections of the disease’s most impacted communities and join the conversation of what that means for gay and bisexual men, trans women, African-Americans, Latin@s, those poz from birth and more.
What if There Was a Pill That Prevented HIV – Oh Yea, There Is, So What Does It Mean?
How we can talk about prevention among gay/bi/same-gender loving men without creating stigma about those who are already poz? What about whether/how biomed prevention protocols like TasP and PrEP are removing the viral divide making changes in gay culture and helping women and men in serodiscordant partnerships have children? What about issues of access and replicating successes?
Health Reporting That Follows the Data and the Money: Hear from experts on the best ways to examine the sources of data, sources of funding and sources of information for accurately reporting the HIV and AIDS stories nobody else is catching.
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