- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences is expecting hundreds of advocates to attend a conference on AIDS and HIV.

The statewide 2014 North Carolina AIDS/HIV Advocacy Conference is scheduled for Saturday at the Atkins Building on the historically black college campus. It starts at 11 a.m.

The conference is designed to provide opportunities for educational programming, advocacy training and networking with individuals across the state as a means of raising awareness for on-going support of prevention and client service programs. The event will include break-out sessions for experienced and beginning HIV advocates, grassroots leaders and respected experts

Along with Winston-Salem State, hosts for the conference are the North Carolina AIDS Action Network and North Carolina Harm Reduction. are co-hosts with WSSU.

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