The adaption of The Symposium People Living with HIV by Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center is to give voice to people living with HIV (PLWH). All HIV positive persons attending the symposium are admitted free once they complete the registration process. The symposium style one-day forum aims to educate, dialogue, highlight shared experiences while being BOLD and UNAPOLOGETIC in speaking truth that HIV is not a death sentence. The first 100 persons registering for the symposium are admitted free on a first come first serve basis.
Purposedly the symposium is meant to be participatory collaborative along with other nonprofits and community-based organizations throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan and in particular Fulton County. Organizations will be given the opportunity to invite and register five (5) of their clients for state-wide inclusive representation.
Workshops on the promotion of positive health outcomes and healthy lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, life lessons and HIV Criminalization are integral topics expected to be covered. Additionally preventative methodology along with other health disparities and derivatives from HIV care will share the discussion platform. Ending the Epidemic is the goal however until then understanding that linkage to care, return to care, and remaining in care are the strengths to achieving a successful viral suppression rate.
Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center is a nonprofit, 501 (C) (3) clinic based in Atlanta’s West End community serving Black gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men.