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HIV/AIDS epidemic focus of conference in Edgehill community

Apr. 21, 2009, 11:35 AM

Current issues surrounding the national HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the Nashville community will be explored at an April 25 conference at the Edgehill United Methodist Church.

All interested adults, including service providers and youth who are 12 years and older are invited to the Edgehill HIV/AIDS Spring Community Awareness Conference. It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1502 Edgehill Ave.

Guess speakers will include Edwin Sanders, pastor of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church; Metro Councilman Jerry Maynard, pastor of Southside Community Church; and Ruby Dunlap, associate professor, Belmont University School of Nursing. Special workshops aimed at youth 12 and older are included during the conference. In addition, HIV and STD testing will be available.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Edgehill Family Resource Center and several of its agency partners. Financial support has been provided by a Vanderbilt Community Enhancement grant, AmeriGroup, Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and HIV Ministries.

To register for the conference or receive more information, contact Brenda Morrow at 615-256-4617 or send an email to

Media contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens, 615-322-NEWS

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