Beginning tomorrow, HIV.gov will be sharing highlights from the 2017 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) via several Facebook Live updates. We are excited about being able to bring conversations from the conference to our followers who are not able to be there in person. The annual conference is convened by NMAC, formerly the National Minority AIDS Council, and it brings together thousands of community leaders and HIV advocates to learn the latest information and build skills to provide effective HIV prevention and treatment services across the nation.
Our schedule of Facebook Live conversations will address topics being explored across the conference including viral suppression, HIV-related stigma, curing HCV coinfection among people living with HIV, examples of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in action, and how the latest advances in HIV science are strengthening current work to end the epidemic. We’ll be hearing from federal HIV leaders including, OHAIDP’s Dr. Rich Wolitski, NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, HHS’s Corinna Dan, CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin, and HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever. We’ll also be hearing from many community voices participating in the conference who will share their experiences and ideas.
Our current schedule of Facebook Live events is:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:00 PM (EDT) Combating HIV-related Stigma
Tim Harrison, HHS, and Gabe Maldonado, TruEvolution, Riverside, CA
3:00 PM (EDT) Curing Hepatitis C Coinfection among People Living with HIV
Corinna Dan, HHS, and Peter McLloyd, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, Cook County, IL
Friday, September 8, 2017
9:30 AM (EDT) Messages About Viral Suppression and HIV Transmission Risk
Rich Wolitski, HHS; Gina Brown, New Orleans, LA; Jesse Milan, AIDS United, Washington, DC; Murray Penner, NASTAD, Washington, DC; and Bruce Richman, Prevention Access Campaign, New York, NY
4:30 PM (EDT) PACHA Update
Kaye Hayes, HHS, and Patrick Sullivan, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:30 PM (EDT) Implications of the Latest HIV Science Advances
Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
2:15 PM (EDT) Federal Perspectives on HIV Prevention and Treatment
Rich Wolitski, HHS; Laura Cheever, HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA; and Jonathan Mermin, CDC
The schedule above is subject to change as the conference unfolds; so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. If you miss any of the livestreams, you will be able to view the recorded videos of each of these discussions on our Facebook page.
As a reminder, there will also be several conference sessions featuring activities supported by SMAIF. Read more about these sessions and the HIV.gov social media lab in this post.
Read more about the conference.