I am very excited to attend the American College Personnel Association National Conference (March 6-9, 2016) in Montreal. My last Higher Ed Conference was NASPA2004 in Denver. I look forward to networking as well as chatting with folks about the need for stronger HIV Prevention & Education programs on campus. My absence in Higher Ed allowed opportunities to expand my advocacy in the HIV field. I led two nonprofit organizations in St. Croix and Western New York. This is a critical conversation to have on campus and I am willing to engage this dialogue.
My professional experiences in Higher Education and HIV Prevention provide a unique perspective of the gaps in HIV Prevention and Education on college campuses. Black Poz Voices are relatively absent in HIV discourse on campuses.
As I continue my journey with HIV, I will expand efforts to share my story across college campuses.
BLKPOZ is 45 minute presentation in which I share my personal story including: diagnosis, coping, navigating disclosure, relationships, challenges, and opportunities. It is followed by a 45 minute Q&A session allowing for a frank discussion on HIV.
HIV has a disproportionate impact on communities of color, especially Black MSM. The college age group also has a steady incline in new HIV cases. HIV Education and Prevention must be a priority on college campuses. For these reasons, BLKPOZ is an important presentation to bring to your campus.
For more information or to schedule a campus visit, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.