National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD

The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD (formerly known as the National Latino HIV and Hepatitis C Conference) aims to create opportunities to share information and efforts around health disparities that negatively impact the Latinx population such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care. Thus, creating better health outcomes for the Latinx population.

 

The conference goals are to:

  1. Increase knowledge, communication skills and respectful attitudes towards the Latinx community and those living with HIV, HCV or SUD.
  2. Increase awareness of the cultural and social barriers faced by the Latinx population in seeking/receiving treatment, care, and prevention services for HIV, HCV and SUD.
  3. Increase understanding of the disproportionate impact that HIV, HCV and SUD has among Latinx communities.
  4. Increase ability to develop culturally tailored medical practices and interventions that support Latinx patients in achieving a better understanding of their health and their care.
  5. Increase capacity of organizations to provide services that are both health equitable and health literate.