The 2017 National Latino HIV and Hepatitis C Conference aims to provide Healthcare and Social Service Providers with innovative concepts, best practices, and new information on how to best serve Latino communities. Our workshops will cover a wide range of topics essential to all healthcare providers and practitioners who serve the Latino Community. The aim is to provide effective treatment and consultations with the overall goal of improving patient health outcomes. This conference represents an important step towards fulfilling the goals of the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy and bringing the needs of Latinos to the forefront in the fight against HIV and Hepatitis C.
Increase knowledge, communication and respectful attitudes regarding HIV and Hepatitis C among Latinos; Discuss the cultural and social barriers faced by Latinos in seeking/receiving treatment, care, and prevention for HIV and Hepatitis C; Recognize the impact of HIV and Hepatitis C infection rates among Latinos when compared to other national populations; Identify culturally tailored medical practices and interventions to Latino patients and populations in order to reach viral suppression and continuum of care; Decrease stigma and increase health equity and health literacy.