AIDS network to host ‘I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper’ conference

The Minority AIDS Network of Volusia/Flagler is hosting the “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper” Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing, 739 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The keynote speaker is HIV/AIDS activist and Jacksonville native Renee’ LadyByrd Burgess.  The mother of three became an HIV/AIDS activist in 2008, months after being diagnosed as HIV positive.  She is a junior at the Florida Institute of Technology majoring in computer information systems.

Burgess will share her experience of hearing that she was infected while being in a married relationship with a partner who had knowingly infected her without telling her of his status.

The conference is free to the public. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes and information.

To register for the conference, call 386-274-0500 ext. 0662.


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