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North American Housing & HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX
August 1 - August 3
The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC at the Capitol Hilton. This year’s theme is “Structural Interventions and Ending the Epidemic.” The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these drivers or mitigate their negative effects?
Growing evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of structural interventions in strengthening HIV prevention and treatment programs. These interventions include social protections (such as housing, nutrition and transportation supports), economic empowerment (including education and job training), decriminalization, anti-discrimination laws and campaigns to change social norms.
Rigorous research on social drivers and structural interventions is critical to lay the groundwork for these types of approaches and to support their scale-up.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The conference invites research, policy and practice abstracts relevant to the Summit IX theme of Structural Interventions and Ending the HIV Epidemic. The deadline for abstract submission is March 18, 2018. Click here for more information and to submit an abstract.
Registration is now open for the conference! Learn more and register here.