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 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.