One-day Symposium to Focus on Living and Thriving with HIV/AIDS

Presented by the HIV + Aging Research Project – Palm Springs (HARP-PS), the Reunion Project 3.0 – Palm Springs: Thriving With HIV is a FREE, one-day symposium focused on providing education and information on issues individuals living with HIV and AIDS face as they age. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, the event will be held at the Annenberg Health Sciences Building at Eisenhower’s main campus in Rancho Mirage. The public is invited to attend and participate in the public sessions held throughout the day. Reservations are required by March 15 and can be made by visiting harp-ps.org. ASL interpretation provided on request by March 13. For more information, contact Jeff Taylor at 760.835.1926 or jeff.taylor@harp-ps.org.

In 2001, less than 20 percent of the population affected by HIV/AIDS was over 50. Now, more than 50% of the population living with HIV is over 50. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number is projected to rise to 70% by 2020.

While quality of life has increased dramatically, there are still questions about the quality of life for these long- term survivors. What does surviving HIV mean for them and us as a society?

To address this question and more, Reunion Project 3.0 – Palm Springs: Thriving With HIV will offer a day of facilitated discussions, panels, and presentations with key researchers, advocates and long-term HIV/AIDS survivors. The day ends with a keynote address by Mark S. King, a writer and activist living in Baltimore, MD. His Blog, ‘My Fabulous Disease,’ is a 2019 GLAAD Media Award Nominee.
The day also includes healthy and appetizing breakfast and lunch buffets.

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