On Wednesday, April 17, professionals involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and care are invited to attend the annual HIV Educational Forum sponsored by Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS. This event will feature speakers on multiple topics related to HIV/AIDS including Hepatitis C, Opioid Use/Treatment, the Evolution of HIV/AIDs and U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable).
In Connecticut, 21,784 people have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS since 1981. There are 10,560 people currently living in this state with HIV. 3,208 of these people live in the Hartford area with 71 new cases reported in 2016. Six new cases were reported in Bristol in 2017 and 99 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Bristol.* see link below
“I think the commitment by this volunteer group to continue to address this public health issue is fantastic,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “This is a premier continuing education event that they sponsor, as well as other AIDS awareness events. It’s important for those who are living with HIV/AIDS know that it is still an issue that we are addressing. I am also very happy to see our new Health Director, Marco Palmeri, take an active interest as well.”
The Forum is being held in the ground floor conference rooms at Bristol Public Library at 5 High St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the day will end at 3 p.m. A light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided. Tickets are $25 and include meals.
The Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS was formed twenty-eight years ago and continues to have representative membership from consumers, medical, social service and treatment providers and interested Bristol residents. The group meets monthly and organizes five educational events per year.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For registration information, please contact: Valerie Ingram at 860.826.4741, Vingram@hranbct.org or here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/AIDS–Chronic- Diseases/Surveillance/statewide/CT_hivaids_town_currentyear_table.pdf?la=en
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
BRISTOL — Fire officials say one person was taken to the hospital after a house fire at 18 Fourth Street in Bristol. According to officials, the fire broke out just after 2 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw a heavy fire showing out of the back of the home. Rescue crews were able to get into the home, and rescue two people who were still inside. One of the rescues involved hoisting a ladder up to the second floor. Two […]
Today looks pretty good! Slightly warmer, winds stay quiet, and plenty of sunshine during the day. The only issue we may encounter is a bit more cloud coverage later in the day but overall a gorgeous day. Unfortunately this doesn’t stick around. By tomorrow, a developing low pressure system will drive in some cooler air as well as a good round of showers. Still some questions on the exact timing but currently the rain looks to begin in the morning […]
After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning. Later today, Biden will attend a fundraiser in Philadelphia, Pa. On Monday, he will hold his first official event in Pittsburgh, Pa. followed by a swing through early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and […]
NEW HAVEN — This is a story about community. Look around and you’ll see two types of community – creating one. For this week’s Daytrippers – we visit the City Seed Farmer Market. Every Saturday this tucked away street in New Haven’s famous Wooster Square district is taken over by two different communities. One, a community of farmers. But also, after 15 years, the market is full of fans. And that’s the other community. The people, supporting and recognizing the […]