The International AIDS Conference provides a biennial opportunity for individuals from around the world to gather together in one location to discuss challenges, progress and the next steps needed in the field of HIV/AIDS. Throughout this six-day event, speakers, government representatives, researchers, community-based workers, advocates and those impacted and affected by HIV will participate in numerous sessions, reviewing best-practices and recent research findings, as they engage in opportunities for professional development and networking.
As the largest international conference focused on HIV/AIDS, this event is taking place at a time when advances in medical technology and on-the-ground successes have sprouted hope for seeing the end of the AIDS epidemic. During this historic time, the Office of Minority Health and OMH's Resource Center will participate in conference activities, offering information through a booth exhibition of materials and scheduled sessions.
Check the schedule for a list of events and then come out to join us.
"Achieving the Goals of the United States' National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Future Directions" (SUSA43)
Sunday, July 22, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Session Room 9
Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting), will participate in an HHS Satellite Session about HIV-related health disparities. The session Will highlight key accomplishments, challenges, and future directions in achieving the goals of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
"Culturally Competent Tools and Strategies to Accurately Capture the Reality of HIV Among Non U.S.-born Black/Africans Living in the U.S."
Monday, July 23, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Global Village
This is a facilitated group discussion about improving surveillance, policies and funding allocations pertaining to the prevention, intervention and treatment for non-U.S.-born Black/Africans.
"Strengthening the Circle: HIV/AIDS prevention implementation in partnership with AI/AN communities"
Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.
Location: Poster Area
This event will provide an overview and highlight the impact of the fiscal years 2009 and 2010 for Office of Minority Health Resource Center Tribal grantees.