20th Annual United States Conference on AIDS
The 2016 USCA will feature sessions that address issues such as "the importance of race in HIV services, biomedical HIV prevention, and women and violence," and provide information on new and innovative methods for addressing rising infection rates.
Social and religious conservatism appears to have turned the Southern US into the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the US, human rights activist Megan McLemore, JD, LLM said at a session on AIDS in the South today at the United States Conference on AIDS. Still another problem is the non-acceptance of LGBT people by many African-American churches, attendees added.
According to Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works, "It really doesn't matter what part of the world you're in. If you're having to struggle with issues around sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, homelessness, addiction, mental illness, they are all drivers of very bad health outcomes for people - whether you're talking about HIV, hepatitis C, or tuberculosis."