Keynote: J AIDS Clin Res
The world holds many biased perceptions about people who are living with HIV/AIDS. In some countries doctors refuse to operate on individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS for fear of contracting the virus. In other countries, harsh images of those living the final stages of AIDS related illnesses are used as scare tactics to educate about the dangers of contracting the virus. HIV/AIDS related stigma is real and exists in full bloom around the globe. As a result those living with this disease are afraid to seek care, frightened to be free with their dreams and scared of being discriminated against or even punished by laws. Ending stigma is possible. Reversing the negative perceptions about HIV/AIDS can be accomplished. During this session you will have the chance to learn about as well as engage in a think-tank of discoverywhile building your own professional and personal tool kit with creative awareness techniques that balance educating communities on HIV/AIDS prevention, awareness, and reverse man-made HIV-related stigma. Creative tools have seen proven results in communities worldwide that create stronger being and freedom for those living with HIV, while reducing HIV infections. A Win-Win for everyone!!
Daniel Bauer is internationally revered as the Successor to the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini and globally respected as a 12-year warrior and survivor living with HIV/AIDS. Through heart-breaking loss, such as burying his baby brother who passed from AIDS-related complications, to conquering impossible moments of rare survival, he has gracefully triumphed to once again pursing his dreams. He is one the most requested motivational public speakers and entertainers who continues to present highly engaging educational experiences and spectacularly, life-changing theatrical productions to tens of thousands annually (adolescents, healthcare professionals and mainstream communities & audiences at-large) focusing on topics such as living with HIV/AIDS, prevention, reversing HIV/AIDSrelated man-made stigma and so much more. He is the current active celebrity voice and face of JustGetTested.com. He continues to work tirelessly to promote equality for all living with and/or affected by the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. His work as both an escape artist and speaker have been featured on: National Television Networks [NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX], International print/radio media (i.e. poz.com/blogs, positivelite.com, NPR Radio, Poz I Am Radio Show), International Theatrical Stages including New York City?s off-Broadway; and has been highlighted at internationally revered events such as The OMICS Group 2013 International HIV/STI Conference, The National Healthy Living Summit, 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS Reunion Program, Washington, D.C.), The 2013 University of Minnesota African Student Association Red Spots Gala, and The Texas State-wide HIV/HEI Conference.