SOURCE: Dr. Perry Halkitis

November 24, 2014 16:24 ET

Dr. Perry Halkitis Speaks at World Aids Day in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2014) - Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, one of the nation's top experts, will be leading at the forefront of the December 3, 2014, World Aid's Day discussion. He will be addressing a wide spread audience as the proclaimed "Aids Warrior" at the Capitol View Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

The American Psychological Association could not have selected a more worthy key note speaker. Terms like advocate and supporter, seem like an understatement when describing Dr. Perry Halkitis, considering the dedication he has displayed to the mission of educating the market on topics like substance use and HIV behavioral research. The author will be covering the subject of aging with HIV/AIDS at the event, which also be live streamed as a webinar, opening up this forum to the general public.

Based on the effort described in his award winning book "The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience," he will examine the medical, psychological and social challenges of older adults living with HIV. Halkitis has focused his research on the direct life experiences of aging HIV-positive gay men. Men who are not just long-term survivors, but those whose resilience provides a framework for a strength-based, holistic approach to providing optimal care. The style of this type of an approach recognizes the biopsychosocial aspects of aging with HIV, with attention to the multiple identities that individuals hold, as a response to improving, and enlightening the potential for future research opportunity.

This event not only signifies individuals forming a united front in the fight against HIV, but it signifies the ongoing support and struggle to provide more research opportunities and commemorate those who have lost their lives to the battle.

Dr. Perry Halkitis is raising awareness, offering his expertise, and inspiring others to join him in turning knowledge into actions on World Aids Day 2014. 

December 3, 2014


American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE (Red Line -- Union Station Metro)
Capitol View Conference Center, 12th floor/rooftop
Washington, D.C. 20002

Event and webinar at 3:30-5 p.m.
Catered reception at 5-6 p.m.

Event Speakers: Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH (NYU) and APA CEO Norman Anderson, PhD

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, APA Distinguished Leader guest speaker Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, will present and discuss "Aging with HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Successes of a Lifetime Defined by the Epidemic." Opening remarks will be given by APA CEO Norman Anderson, PhD.

For attendance, RSVP, via email.

Unable to attend in person, register for the webinar

About Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH

Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, is also a Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Medicine at New York University. He also directs the center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies. Dr. Halkitis has authored several books including Methamphetamine Addiction, Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (APA PRESS) and his newest book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience (Oxford), a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book award in LGBT psychology. Dr. Halkitis also has presented extensively throughout the world to large academic and community audiences and is available for lectures and speaking series on all subjects in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and all aspects of gay men's health including substance use and mental health.

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