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ACA 2019 Conference & Expo Education Sessions


401 - Counseling in the Fourth Decade of an Epidemic: The Past, Present, and Future of HIV/AIDS


Mar 31, 2019 8:45am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 10:15am


Credits: None available.

Description

In the decades since HIV/AIDS was first identified, medical discoveries have advanced prevention and treatment, and shifting demographics have changed the face of the illness. HIV is no longer a death sentence, although social determinants of health have contributed to the disproportionate effect that HIV/AIDS has in some marginalized communities. This session will assist professional counselors in providing people affected by HIV/AIDS with relevant, culturally sound services that are free of bias and stigma.

  • Attendees will be able to identify key events, including medical developments, in the timeline of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the shifting demographics of people affected by HIV/AIDS with respect to social determinants of health and health disparities.
  • Attendees will be able to use stigma-free language regarding HIV/AIDS as a means of providing culturally and ethically sound services to clients affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Credits

Credits: None available.

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