For Immediate Release
Attention: Assignment Editors
August 30, 2018 Media Contact: Sybil Miller
C: (585) 705-6477
O: (404) 505-7777
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
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.
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.