Workshop offered in April for professions who work with those with HIV/AIDS

Bristol Public Library will be the location of the April 30 full day workshop for medical and social service professionals who work with people living with HIV/AIDS. The annual training, organized by the Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS, offers six hours of information on many aspects dealing with HIV disease.
Topics this year include: 1. “Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for Patients with Chronic Infectious Disease” by Dr Suzanne Ducate, M.D., chief of medical staff Hartford Dispensary. 2. “Living with HIV” by Rich Baraglia, director of St. Philip House, and 3. HIV Updates & Social Media presented by Donna Shubrooks, RN and Josh Rozovsky, MS, from the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.
Applications for six CEUs are being submitted for addictions and prevention professionals through the Connecticut Certification Board.
“Each year this event gets bigger and more diverse,” said Christina Cipriani, chairperson of the Task Force. “It’s not just the information provided by speakers which participants take home, it’s the connections made between professionals that ultimately improve not only the quality of care being provided but also the range of referrals for needed care being offered to clients and patients.”
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will end at 4 p.m. The $25 fee covers the cost of the workshop including a light breakfast and a lunch. Professionals are encouraged to bring printed information about their services to share and well as being prepared to talk about their services at lunch.
For more information on registration, please contact the chair of the Task Force, Christina Cipriani at or by phone at (860)589-6433. Registration and payment must be received by April 23.