The Baton Rouge Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (BRANIAC) and HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART) are collaborating for the 1st Annual HIV Educational Symposium on November 6, 2015. Today, Louisiana citizens have better access to healthcare. This medical coverage leads more HIV-positive people to seek treatment from many types of medical service providers. This symposium will target medical and non-medical professionals. The program goal is to create an educational venue to address the HIV epidemic in the Baton Rouge area and to increase the knowledge of HIV/AIDS in an effort to meet the needs of a growing population.