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Life Management Institute Inc. hosts conference to celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day‏ March 7th

February 20, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nina Lewis
(513) 531-7539
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Healthy Relationships for Mothers, Daughters and Grandmothers, Too!
Cincinnati, Ohio - The Life Management Institute Inc. is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to bring together our region's leading HIV organizations and the University of Cincinnati's Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Treatment Center, in presenting the 3rd Annual Conference commemorating the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Healthy Relationships for Mothers, Daughters, and Grandmothers, Too!  
The event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Cincinnati Ohio. Doors / Exhibits open at 9:00 a.m. Program runs 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The conference and lunch are free and open to the public.
Locally, the number of newly-reported HIV infections among women and teens is growing.  Ohio's women and girls are seriously in need of exposure to the messages from compassionate women who are deeply invested in ending HIV.
This year's conference - "Healthy Relationships for Mothers, Daughters, and Grandmothers Too!" brings together women and girls ages 9-90 with the region's leading HIV organizations, physician leaders, health experts to engage in a real, positive conversations, healthy relationship workshops, and free HIV testing. The conference allows participants to hear important issues that are associated with HIV/AIDS, and provides an avenue for action planning.
The morning session features a Community Conversation and a session dedicated to girls, For Girls Only. Afternoon sessions include - "Girl Talk" focusing guidelines for confidential conversations between mothers and daughters and "Women Taking Action to Save Their Lives" targets solutions for reaching those mothers, daughters, and grandmothers who may not know they are infected or how to access prevention, treatment, and appropriate care.
"The LMI 3rd Annual Conference commemorating National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day is important because it encourages women and girls to continue the conversations about HIV/AIDS," said Yolanda Wess, RN, BSN, ACRN, Site Director, University of Cincinnati Local Performance Site, Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, "Talking about how to prevent HIV, reducing risky behavior, knowing your status, preventing HIV transmission from mother to baby, and getting into care, if you are HIV positive, is integral to changing the health status of women in our community."
"This conference connects the participants to the information in a pragmatic and understandable manner," said Kathleen Gallon, President, Life Management Institute Inc. "People will leave saying- Wow, now I know what I need to do!"
For more information, call (513) 531-7539 or register online. Seating is limited.
Life Management Institute, Inc. exists to provide educational programs, services, and cultural events to the broader community which enhance the quality of life and strengthen family, and community systems.  Our mission is to is to help individuals more effectively manage their lives. 
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Please share this email with any woman you know interested in improving the health status of women and girls in our community.  Click here to learn about upcoming LMI workshops focused on healthy marriages.

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