“If I had known…”– Long Term HIV/AIDS Survivor Syndrome
30+ years ago, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS was a “death sentence”; now it is a “manageable disease”. “If I had known…” addresses concerns for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). To move toward an end of this pandemic, a prerequisite exists in which those who are considered Long Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS are supported and assisted as they continue to live their lives as fully as possible. Presentation participants will secure a level of knowledge and understanding of the mental health essences of Long Term Survivors. Additionally, participants will have hands-on experience in developing strategies to address the needs required to address the continued stigmatization.
Presenter(s): W. Allen Pittinger-Dunham, LICSW, CAC-II, NCC AP-MAC