Friday June 6th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
This interactive session will discuss how stigma about HIV and stigma about affected populations impacts HIV prevention, HIV care and treatment, as well as engagement of religious and civic organizations in efforts to stem the tide of HIV in their communities. Participants will have a dialogue about specific strategies to combat stigma as it affects the work they do and the populations they serve.
Guy Weston, MA
Guy Weston is Executive Director of DC CARE Consortium, where he manages of portfolio of programs focusing on insurance premium assistance, emergency financial assistance, and continuing education programs for the HIV workforce. Under his leadership, insurance premium assistance has increased more than fourfold to provide health insurance coverage for about 200 District of Columbia residents with HIV, most recently enhanced with new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. In addition, workforce development programs have been expanded to address the changing needs of HIV consumers and their providers as HIV has transitioned to being a chronic manageable illness, and now offer continuing education credits for social workers and nurses. Prior to joining DC CARE Consortium in 2011, Guy held various consulting assignments to local and national HIV programs, as well as serving as Director of Data and Research at the DC Department of Health/HAHSTA, and Director of HIV/AIDS programs for the Vermont Department of Health. He has worked full-time in HIV services since 1986.
1309 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
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