We are proud to announce the 2018 Positive Youth Leadership Summit. The Positive Youth Leadership Summit has historically catered to individuals within the state of Ohio. In 2017, however, PYLS began preparing and empowering HIV- positive young people from across the Midwest.

Equitas Health understands that HIV-positive young adults face a unique combination of issues related to their age and HIV status. One of the goals for the summit is to prepare and empower HIV positive young people from across the Midwest to advocate for themselves and their communities by teaching them various skills.

Numerous HIV efforts targeting young adults are based solely in education and screening, discounting those who already have an HIV positive diagnosis. Medical care alone does not address integral familial, social, community, and personal issues. Social support, access to community and treatment, developmental issues are complicated by HIV transmission route (e.g. perinatal or behavioral), time since diagnosis, family medical and social histories, geographic location, age and other social determinants.

Equitas Health is proud to announce the 12th Annual Positive Youth Leadership Summit taking place May 10th-12th in Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton Garden Inn.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Daryl Griffith at darylgriffith@equitashealth.com.

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