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Only Men, Women and Children Get AIDS
Friday, December 03, 2021, 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST
Category: LPCA Sponsored

As part of AIDS World Week, this interactive workshop will include the challenges and resiliency  of those living with HIV/AIDS. The facilitator covers the history of the epidemic, how the virus is transmitted, treatment, testing and prevention. She also compares and contrast the AIDS pandemic with the current Covid pandemic with a concentration on lessons learned.  Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness.

OBJECTIVES of the Training:

  1. Participants will complete the course with a basic understanding of HIV.
  2. Participants will complete the course with a firm knowledge of legal confidentiality with regards to HIV/AIDS.
  3. Participants will understand the implications and limitations of HIV testing.
  4. Participants will understand most common forms of transmission and prevention.

Cathy Robinson Pickett,   I'm a lucky woman I've had an amazing life. Many people meet me and think, what a tragic life...I look at my life as one that has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the world. I have 2 awesome kids, an amazing husband and great family!

In 1991, Cathy Robinson Pickett had built her life—as a mother and a wife. She had a year-old daughter and a son on the way. She had just celebrated her third wedding anniversary. She led a life of normalcy and contentment, but all that changed after a routine life insurance exam.

Cathy Robinson Pickett is an internationally recognized motivational and inspirational educator. She has been named a National Point of Light, by President George Bush and recognized by countless organizations and media outlets including PEOPLE Magazine for her work in HIV, Domestic Violence, victims’ rights, sexual responsibility and patient advocacy. Cathy’s legislative activism on a local, state and Federal level began in 1992 and has continued to evolve across the intersections of victims and patients’ rights for sexual assault, domestic violence and HIV.  Her work initially focused on victims’ rights in assault cases and evolved into work around HIV testing for pregnant women and the availability of comprehensive reproductive health education for school aged young adults. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Friends-Together, Inc a NGO that works with families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and Tanzania. Friends-Together also conducts relief work in Southern US States Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti.  She has recently been recognized for her international efforts to bring attention to the plight of women in third world countries and the need for reusable sanitary pads,

Cathy is a native Floridian and daughter of a well-known Methodist Minister and college professor. Her southern roots shape her unique spirit and come through with her great passion and carrying for those she works with. Cathy’s professional career has included many years of working in higher education. Cathy has an extensive resume of accomplishments but if you were to ask her the most important thing she has accomplished it would be that her children Lyndsy and Garrett have grown into amazing young adults with hearts for activism and service.

Tune in to hear the rest of the story.

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

CE Hours: 3.0 Core

This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop

Registration Fee:   $59.00 for Non-Members
                               $39 for members

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This is an LPCA and NBCC Approved Workshop