September 18, 1998

Unexplored Crisis of AIDS Among Immigrant Latinos Topic of Sept. 24-25 Conference at UCR

The demographics of AIDS among immigrant Latinos —a borderless epidemic with implications for other ethnic immigrant groups— is the topic of a conference designed for community health workers, public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the University of California, Riverside.

The conference is intended to highlight successful intervention programs on both sides of the border, define the characteristics of immigrant Latino men and women and their risk behavior, develop a binational AIDS agenda and train outreach workers.

Session topics will include the demographics of immigration, the epidemiology of migration, social and cultural impacts of HIV among Latinos, innovative outreach and intervention models for Latinas, managing AIDS outreach efforts in both rural and urban environments and the media and its influence on AIDS.

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Commons at UCR. Registration is $150 for professionals, managers and administrators and the general public; $50 for community workers; and $10 for students. The fee includes a reception and entertainment Thursday evening, continental breakfasts and luncheons each day and conference materials.

For more information or to register by phone, call the National Latina Health Organization at (510) 534-1362.

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