May 10, 2017

Panel Discussion on HIV Stigma

HIV-related stigma continues to impact individuals and communities, with effects ranging from keeping people from getting tested or accessing treatment to how HIV+ people are treated. One of the primary recommendations for achieving the goals of the End AIDS Washington campaign is to identify and reduce HIV stigma.

On May 10th, PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation), the WA State Department of Health and the UW Tacoma Social Work & Criminal Justice Program will convene a panel discussion addressing HIV-related stigma among gay, bi, same gender loving and other men who have sex with men in Pierce County. The panel will be moderated by PCAF’s Executive Director, Erick Seelbach, and composed of:

· Dr. Tom Diehm, UWT
· Lorenzo Cervantes, PCAF
· Chris Jordan, Community Activist
· Michael Waggener, Community Activist
· Timothy Farrell, former Pierce County Councilmember.

This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:00 p.m.

The event will take place in the Milgard Assembly Room in the William W Phillip Hall on the UWT Campus. For directions and parking information, look here: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/campus-map/campus-map.