News Release

January 26, 2001

HDHHS' HIV/STD bureau, local groups to host national conference

The Bureau of HIV/STD Prevention at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services and various HIV/AIDS organizations from Houston and Texas are coordinating local preparations for the 2001 Community Planning Leadership Summit for HIV Prevention.

The national conference is scheduled March 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street.

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) will sponsor the conference and the local groups will serve as conference hosts.

"Community Planning, Changing the Course of the Epidemic," is the theme for conference. It will offer 60 workshops, institutes and other sessions designed to enhance the HIV prevention planning skills of participants. The program is organized in four tracks: Effective Interventions, Future Trends in Community Planning, Managing the Process and The Steps of Community Planning.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit NMAC's web site at www.nmac.org conference/CPLS 2001/cplshome.htm.

To sign up as a volunteer, call Kathy Goode, co-chairwoman of the Volunteer Host Committee, at 713-794-9121.