November 18, 1996
MEDIA ADVISORY; HIV/AIDS CONFERENCE
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Illinois Statewide HIV/AIDS Network, is sponsoring a conference Nov. 19 and 20 on HIV and AIDS at the Holiday Inn East on Dirksen Parkway in Springfield.
The conference, titled "HIV: Today and Tomorrow," will provide information about HIV disease from the perspectives of the community, educational/school-based settings and clinics.
Sessions will address the following topics: how TV talk shows influence young adult sexuality, effective interventions at correctional facilities, reaching people of color at risk for HIV, living a healthier lifestyle and new HIV therapies.
The keynote speakers are Paul Kawata, executive director, National Minority AIDS Council; Annette Goodheart, a California psychotherapist; and Dr. Richard P. Keeling, director of University Health Services and professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kawata will speak on the future of the AIDS movement. Dr. Goodheart will speak on the physiological aspects of laughter and its role in healing. Dr. Keeling will speak on HIV prevention.
The conference begins Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8:45 a.m. and ends Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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