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PRESS RELEASE: OPPORTUNITY FOR COVERAGE

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

For Immediate Release

Attention: Assignment Editors

August 30, 2018 Media Contact: Sybil Miller

C: (585) 705-6477

O: (404) 505-7777

smiller@sisterlove.org


Savannah Hosts Conference to Spotlight HIV Among Youth this Weekend

WHO: SisterLove, Inc.’s Policy and Advocacy Program (PAP)

(Point People: Dazon Dixon Diallo, Founder and President, SisterLove, Inc. Carly Calhoun, PAP

Manager)

WHAT: HLYASS (Healthy Love Youth Advocates Statewide Summit) targeting youth ages 16-25,

but open to people of all ages. Topics of workshops include prevention of and living with HIV,

sexual and reproductive justice, comprehensive sex education, contraceptive equity, and

legislative advocacy. Run of show includes: events, workshops, awards, etc.

WHERE: The Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, GA.

WHEN: August 31-September 2, 2018

WHY: To address the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and other reproductive

health disparities among youth in Georgia. Georgia ranks third among states with the highest

rate of people living with HIV, and ranks fifth in the nation for the highest rate of new HIV

diagnoses annually. An estimated one fourth of those diagnosed with HIV in Georgia are

attributed to youth (ages 16-25) and only half of them know they are positive.

Go to www. HLYASS2018.org for additional information.

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Note: Media is welcome to attend throughout the event but encouraged to attend before 4pm

for best results. Please sign in upon arrival. SisterLove, Inc. is the oldest women-centered HIV and sexual & reproductive health organization in the Southeastern United States. It was founded in 1989 to address HIV-related education, prevention, and research, and to support reproductive justice for all women and girls. SisterLove, Inc.’s mission is to eradicate the impact of HIV and other sexual and reproductive oppressions on all women and their communities in the US and globally. SisterLove, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a satellite office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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