Join HHS HIV Summit in Observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 13, 20232 min read


On March 15th, from 12pm3pm ET, an HHS HIV Summit in observance of the 18th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) will take place virtually. Register for it hereExit Disclaimer. NWGHAAD is commemorated every year on March 10th and calls for local, state, federal, and national organizations to gather to bring attention to the impact HIV and AIDS have on women and girls. The Summit brings together HIV leadership from the HIV community and the federal government.

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Federal and Community Partners Join HHS HIV Summit

Federal partners like Rick Haverkate, National HIV/HCV/STI Consultant (IHS); Makeva M. Rhoden, PhD, MPH, CHES, Commander (CDR), U.S. Public Health Service, Deputy Director, Office of Program Support HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA); and Jennie Gayden, Health Communications Specialist (CDC), will join community partners Amelia Korangy, Director of External Affairs, Strategy and Programs at ViiV Healthcare; Deidre Johnson, advocate and member of the Black Women’s Working Group to Reframe Risk; Jennifer Lee, Acting Supervisory Clinical Nurse of the Phoenix Medical Center; and Char’Lee King, HIV Campaigns Manager for Advocates of Youth, as a critical part of the conversation focusing on federal and community efforts and clinical perspectives surrounding the HIV epidemic. 

HHS HIV Summit and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The discussion by these federal and community partners will connect to this year’s theme: Prevention and Testing at Every Age. Care and Treatment at Every Stage.This theme highlights the need for further prevention efforts and to ensure equity in HIV care and treatment, and it reinforces three goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: preventing new HIV infections, improving HIV-related health outcomes of people with HIV, and reducing HIV-related disparities.

Please Join Us

We welcome you to join us at the HHS HIV Summit so that we can continue to work together to eliminate HIV and improve the quality of treatment and care for people with HIV. Register for the HHS HIV SummitExit Disclaimer on March 15, from 12:00pm–3:00pm ET.

Get involved:

We want to thank the coordinators of the Summit:

  • Marissa Robinson, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) Coordinator, OIDP
  • Candace Marshall Humphrey, Lead Public Health Advisor, OWH
  • Kamryn Batts, ORISE Communications Fellow, OWH