Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS

May 25, 2017 – May 28, 2017 all-day
Hyatt Regency
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS is an annual event, founded in 1988, that typically draws more than 500 HIV/AIDS-care social workers and service providers from across the country and from many nations abroad.  For this year’s 2017 conference, we are traveling back to the Southern region and being hosted by the beautiful city of Atlanta, GA.  Many communities throughout the country have achieved success in fighting HIV/AIDS.  However, the Southern region of the U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented increase in HIV cases; which is why it is fitting for us to convene this year’s conference in the heart of the South.

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue…it is a social justice issue laced with traces of poverty, racism, homophobia, stigma, social isolation, fear, and the list goes on.  Now is the time to have the next phase of conversations that lead to actions that address the complexity of not just treating and managing HIV/AIDS, but ending this preventable disease!