Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ and HIV Health Equity [VIRTUAL]
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (All day) to Friday, October 16, 2020 (All day)
The theme for the 2020 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ and HIV Health Equity is The Invisibles. The conference will focus on those within the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities who largely go unnoticed in public health narratives.
Health disparities exist because oppression exists: one-size-fits-all healthcare actually only fits a privileged few. Eliminating health disparities requires more than a one-size solution. This conference will focus on strategies and models to promote health equity for LGBTQ+ people with HIV, and other comorbid conditions like cancer, substance use disorder, and mental health disorder. These discussions go beyond standard HIV treatment and prevention efforts that focus on same-gender loving cis men, which often re-enforce stigma and leave trans people and cis women and their providers unaware of their risk.