The Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV & AIDS (PASWHA) energizes and supports social workers and other professionals providing social work services to impact the infection through education, research, policy/advocacy, networking, and professional development.

Welcome to PASWHA! 

Join the other members today and have a voice in the future of psychosocial services connecting those at risk, undiagnosed, and or known to be living with HIV infection.
When you join, you will receive discounts to conferences and publications, monthly emails detailing activities, with opportunities for members - such as continuing education, as well as access to experts. You will receive a User ID and Password for the member's only areas of the website featuring a news' page and resources' page, with relevant information all in one place for people working in the field of HIV. Job Postings are also listed on a Members Only page.
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Please join online or by printing a hard copy. Membership benefits include: discounted Continuing Education Unit offers; regular e-newsletters, discounts on professional materials, and discounts to national conferences.  Thank you for your interest, and please join today. 

If you wish to make a contribution to PASWHA either without joining or in addition to your membership, please click on the link below.  Thank you very much!

The 29th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS


           held May 25-28, 2017

 at the Hyatt Regency                     in Atlanta, GA is history.

Over 450 attendees participated.

Please stay tuned for information about outcomes from this conference and plans for 2018!

The Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV and AIDS = PASWHA 
Announces Webinar Series
in Partnership with the
ADAP Advocacy Association

"Linkages to Care: Promoting Access to Care & Treatment for People Living with HIV/AIDS"

PASWHA and the ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as
aaa+®, today announced that they will host a series of educational training webinars over the next several months. The webinar series is being themed as the "Linkages to Care: Promoting Access to Care & Treatment for People Living with HIV/AIDS."

“The series offers our members and social workers working in the field of HIV/AIDS care necessary tools and resources to address the ever evolving challenges faced by our clients." said Rusty Bennett, Executive Director of PASWHA. "We are excited about the partnership with the ADAP Advocacy Association and raised awareness on social work's role in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic."
The webinar series will include the following topics:
  • Wednesday, June 28th – Housing is Healthcare: Linking Stable Housing & Medication Adherence
  • Wednesday, July 26th – Transgender Healthcare: Removing Barriers to Healthy Cultural Expectations
  • Wednesday, September 27th – Body & Soul: Combatting the Dual Epidemic of HIV-Infection and Substance Abuse
“One of the most important — and arguably most under appreciated — stakeholder groups in the fight against HIV/AIDS are social workers,” said Brandon M. Macsata, CEO of the ADAP Advocacy Association. “Social workers specializing in HIV/AIDS-related supports and services often facilitate critical linkages to care for their patients. The webinar series is designed to offer social workers, patients, and others the information, resources and tools needed to better link patients to timely, appropriate care and treatment.”

Registration is open to all stakeholders. Registration is complimentary for PASWHA members, and it is also complimentary for patients living with HIV/AIDS. All others may register for only $50 per webinar, or $150 for all hour webinars. Continuing education credits are pending approval.
To register, go to
To learn more about the ADAP Advocacy Association or its PASWHA Linkages to Care webinars, please email or

About the ADAP Advocacy Association: The ADAP Advocacy Association mission is to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. aaa+® works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to assure that access to services recognize and afford persons living with HIV/AIDS to enjoy a healthy life.

For further information contact:
ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+)
PO Box 15275
Washington, DC 20003