LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, or The Center, will hold a monkeypox town hall meeting later this month.

The Center will host the town hall with a panel of public health experts to answer public questions and inform residents about how to get checked and tested for the virus.

The panel will include:

  • Alireza Farabi, MD, the HIV/Infectious Disease Clinical Medical Director from the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Brian Labus, PhD, MPH, REHS, who is an Assistant Professor at UNLV with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health
  • Haley Blake, MPH, CPH, Communicable Disease Supervisor, Acute Communicable Disease Control Division of Disease Surveillance and Control at Southern Nevada Health District
  • Matthew Dang, Chairperson of the Southern Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society
  • Rob Phoenix, APRN, FNP-C, HIV-PCP, a Nurse Practitioner at Huntridge Family Clinic

The town hall will be held on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at 401 S. Maryland Parkway.

To RSVP, visit this link.

The Center also offers several other resources to southern Nevada residents, including youth programs, sex education, academic tutoring, HIV testing, counseling and prevention training, and addiction recovery groups. To find out more about The Center, visit this link.