What's happening with our health: Perspectives on 2014!
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 - 12 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
December begins with World AIDS Day where we remember the impact of HIV/AIDS in all our lives. There is a large generational divide for those who know someone who has died from HIV/AIDS. Nearly half (47 percent) of gay and bisexual men ages 35 and older say they have lost someone close to them to the disease, while just 8 percent of those ages 18-34 say the same. For some, we remember and for others, we find ourselves impacted by HIV/AIDS and other health issues on a daily basis. Our call today will focus not only HIV/AIDS but on health factors and changes for the LGBT community. We will cover two key aspects. First we will have Immigration Equality talk about the connection between LGBT/HIV/Immigration from a global perspective. Many who work for multinational companies may work oversees, fall in love and marry and then find difficulties in trying to come back to the US if their partner is HIV positive. Our second topic will more broadly look at how health care is changing for LGBT employees. we will hear from Aditi Hardikar, who is the new White House LGBT liaison, on how the face of health care is changing. We are seeing the increase in full federal benefits for government employees and those who now live in states where marriage equality is a reality. Aditi will also talk about the connections for the LGBT community with the Obama Healthcare plan. Join us for this last call of 2014 to learn more about the quality of life issues that we deal with daily around our health!