2015 HIV/STD Conference

Hilton Springfield Hotel
Springfield, Illinois
October 28 – October 29, 2015

Sponsored by
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Public Health Association

Welcome from the Director

The conference planning committee welcomes your participation in the 24th Annual Illinois HIV/STD Conference, “Living Our Best Lives: Building Knowledge, Sustaining Health."

A comprehensive approach must be used to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The ultimate goal of this conference is to provide new ideas and practical information to assist you in achieving this end in your everyday work. The conference will foster connections across disciplinary lines to share effective prevention approaches and research findings, to examine state-of-the-art medical management of HIV and STDs, to strategize the best ways to get services to those in need, and to learn about current and emerging policy issues.

Come share your experiences, learn from colleagues and network with others who face the same challenges in combating sexually transmissible diseases, including HIV.

This activity is co-provided with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Public Health Association.

Purpose: To enable attendees to learn a comprehensive care approach used to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and STDs.

Target Audience: Registered nurses, health department personnel, health educators, allied health professionals, public health professionals, counselors, case managers, social service and other community-based agency staff, HIV and STD educators, mental health and substance abuse counselors, social workers, teachers, HIV/STD counseling and testing personnel, and persons directly affected by HIV/AIDS and STDs.