HIV 101

HIV 101

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Event Date

Event Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Event Time

Event Time: 11:00 AM - to 12:30 PM

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Event Description

The HIV 101 workshop will engage the audience by explaning the basics of HIV, and how HIV and AIDS are not the same, provide the medical definition of AIDS and HIV. This workshop will also explore and explain how these medical diagnosis affect us emotionally, socially, economically, and politically offering attendees space to discuss their feelings about the definitions. The audience will takeaway comprehensive science base knowledge on what is HIV, how it’s transmitted, with this knowledge gained during the workshop, the audience will be able takeaway science based information on HIV/AIDs that can be used to remove the stigma associated with a HIV/ AIDs diagnosis.


Grace Rutha, PGD, BA, CHW

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers

Grace has a passion for Women’s Advocacy, Writing, Networking, Health Care Research and Clinical Trials and is a long-term member of Positive Women’s Network, USA.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma Mass Communication and Journalism and a Bachelor of
Arts in English Language, Literature in English and Philosophy from the University of Nairobi and is a published author. Grace says her life has been highly informed by Clinical Trials, two of which have given her a magnanimous lease of life. Her dream is to see a world in which the HIV epidemic will not end but where people living with HIV will thrive, enjoy respect from the Community, access affordable health care and housing as a tool of prevention, and to make informed choices through elaborate and customized Health care education. She proudly rejoins joins the TEACH Department effective September 19, 2022.

Steven Johnson

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers

Steven Johnson is the Peer Education Coordinator and the Coordinator for TEACH Outside Program.  As a former Peer Educator, Steven has delivered over 3,000 presentations to various agencies in Philadelphia.  Steve has attended AACO trainings for HIV 101 and HIV Test and Link. Steven holds a Testing and Counseling Certificate.

Steven Johnson

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