JHF Staff Attend United States Conference on HIV/AIDS

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Chief Relationship Officer, Richard C. Smith, MSW and HIV Program Coordinator Christopher Garnett, MSS attended the 2022 United States Conference on HIV/AIDS in San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct. 8-11.

The conference, themed Luchando Por Nuestras Vidas (Fighting For Our Lives), focused on disparities in healthcare among people of color and those for whom English is not their primary language. The conference was held over four days and presented various topics, including "Ending the Epidemic," "The National HIV/AIDS Strategy," addressing housing issues among people living with HIV, transgender health barriers, and new biomedical prevention techniques.

Key takeaways were the lack of competent medical care for the LatinX communities across America, HIV and aging disparities, and natural disaster effects on vulnerable populations.
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