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Understanding the Intersection of HIV, Older Adults and Domestic Violence
September 9 @ 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The ElderSAFE Center is honoring National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day with a special presentation by Ashley Slye on the intersection of HIV, older adults, and domestic violence. Slye is the Program Manager of the Positively Safe Project, which addresses the connection between HIV and domestic violence, at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
It is becoming increasingly important for aging service providers to understand this complex connection. Over half of the people in the United States with diagnosed HIV are aged 50 and older. Attendees will learn more about this diverse group, as well as basics around HIV treatment and other realities those living with HIV must navigate. Finally, Slye will discuss the strong correlation between living with HIV and experiencing domestic violence, providing best practice recommendations for professionals who work with older adults.
- Meta Smith-Davis: Meta is a member of the Positive Women’s Network-USA and Co-chair for the Positive Women’s Network- Louisiana Chapter. The Positive Women’s Network is a nationwide community of women living with HIV. Their mission is to prepare and involve all women living with HIV in all levels of policy and decision-making.
- Ashley Slye: Ashley is the Manager of the Positively Safe project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The Positively Safe Project addresses the intersection of HIV and domestic violence.
HFAM is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for 1.5 Category 1 continuing education units.