U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

Content From: Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: September 20, 20102 min read


We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS CouncilExit Disclaimer (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from across the U.S. to address issues that face us all. From the opening plenary, focused on youth, to HHS Secretary Sebelius’s plenary, to the closing session about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), we were inspired and encouraged by the passion and dedication of case workers, nurses, advocates, health educators, community organizers, policy makers, and many others.

We once again launched our Facing AIDS Initiative to read the conversation). We co-sponsored a tweetup with NMACExit Disclaimer and the CDC National Prevention Information NetworkExit Disclaimer (CDC NPIN), and a workshop about how to bring Facing AIDS to your community. Our workshop was one of several new media workshops, an encouraging and exciting development from last year.

On the last day of the conference, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, sat down with NMAC’s Executive Director, Paul Kawata, and asked him about the key take-away messages from this year's conference. Watch and listen to what Paul had to say.

We would like to thank Paul and the rest of the NMAC team for organizing a fantastic conference, and we look forward to USCA 2011 in Chicago!