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.
University of Central Florida