Register Now – 40th Anniversary Live with Leadership Series

Content From: HIV.govPublished: May 20, 20213 min read


Live with Leadership Webinar

As part of activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of HIV, federal agencies are holding a series of Live with Leadership sessions hosted by Harold Phillips, Chief Operating Officer for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S., to reflect upon and honor the anniversary. The sessions include:

  • Community Dialogue: June 5th & Long-Term SurvivorsExit Disclaimer, Saturday, June 5 at 2:00 pm ET. Featuring Gina Brown, Community Engagement Manager, Southern AIDS Coalition, Arianna Lint, Executive Director, Arianna’s Center, and Jesse Milan, President and CEO, AIDS United.
  • 40 Years of HIV: Federal LeadershipExit Disclaimer, Thursday, June 17 at 1:00 pm ET. Featuring Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration and Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.
  • 40 Years of Progress: HIV TestingExit Disclaimer, Tuesday, June 22 at 4:00 pm ET. Featuring Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC and Dr. Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association.

Register Now

Registration is required for the Live with Leadership sessions. These events are open to everyone, but please note capacity is limited so register early! The sessions will be recorded and will be available after the session for those unable to attend.

40 Years of Progress – It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic

This June 5th, the world will mark 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the five cases.  This momentous occasion is also observed as HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day.  For more information about additional events happening to commemorate this anniversary, please visit’s 40th Years of Progress page

Past Live with Leadership Sessions

The Live with Leadership conversations provide community opportunities to hear directly from key HHS and HIV community leaders about new and ongoing work to further the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The first session in 2021 featured updates from the HIV Research for Prevention ConferenceExit Disclaimer. In 2020, the series included conversations held during AIDS 2020Exit Disclaimer, the National 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and TreatmentExit Disclaimer,  the U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)Exit Disclaimer and a special World AIDS DayExit Disclaimer edition. Conversations in this series are approximately 20 minutes in length and a great way to hear about EHE and key findings from HIV conferences.

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