Dinner and show celebrate the gains made in HIV prevention and work being done to decrease stigma around the disease
Las Vegas-based Minority Health Consultants is a co-sponsor and organizer of the 2023 Validating the Black Experience: 2nd Annual Las Vegas National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Dinner & Show.
The event will be held on Feb. 7th from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 710 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, to celebrate progress made with HIV prevention efforts for the black community and highlight work done to decrease HIV stigma, increase testing, and improve treatment.
However, even with considerable progress made in HIV education, Minority Consultants Owner, Alisa Howard, emphasizes that Black/African American people still make up 42% of the new HIV diagnoses in the United States.
These facts drive Howard, who has been organizing similar events since 2015, to continue educating others on critical public health issues.
“HIV itself is no longer a death sentence with the advancement of medicine, but what you don’t know can still hurt you,” she said. “Our goal is to bridge information gaps and get as much information to the community as possible because, as I say in my business, every community deserves to be healthy.”
Silver State Equality (SSEQ) and Black Queer Men of Las Vegas (BQMLV) are also working with Howard to put on the event. Other co-sponsors include Aetna, The Links inc. Las Vegas Chapter, and Nevada Energy Foundation.
Founded in 2018, Minority Health Consultants is committed to bringing health equity and care access to communities of color and other vulnerable populations.
The organization offers key services to foster positive change, including health program development, community partnership connections between minority groups and stakeholders, and worker-staff training.
To RSVP for the event, visit SilverStateEquality.org. To learn more about Minority Health Consultants, visit AlisaHoward.com/minority-health-consultant.
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