World AIDS Day 2020, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact
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The 2019 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) takes place this week in Washington, DC. HIV.gov will be sharing video conversations from the conference on both Facebook and Twitter. This year’s conference will focus on Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. We are excited to be 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 video conversations will address several topics being explored across the conference including the new national Ending the HIV Epidemic plan, the roles of several HHS agencies in that plan, and viral hepatitis elimination. We’ll be hearing from HHS's federal HIV leaders, including, NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC’s Dr. Eugene McCray, HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever, IHS’s RADM Michael Weahkee, and, from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Dr. Tammy Beckham, Ms. Kaye Hayes, and Ms. Corinna Dan.
Our current schedule of conversations is:
4:00 PM (EDT) Highlights from the Opening Plenary on Ending the HIV Epidemic
The first conference plenary session will feature conversations with several federal HIV leaders discussing the rollout and implementation of the federal plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. Following that session, we’ll speak with Ms. Hayes, Drs. Cheever, Fauci, and RADM Weahkee to hear about their main messages and learn about activities that will be unfolding in the months ahead.
11:30 AM (EDT) Viral Hepatitis Elimination
Corinna Dan, Senior Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, at the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, will share highlights from two presentations at the conference focused on current issues in viral hepatitis and plans to eliminate it as a public health threat.
11:30 AM (EDT) Roles of Community in EHE Activities
CDC’s Dr. Eugene McCray and HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever will discuss the many roles for nonfederal community partners in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.
In addition, we’ll share some highlights from a pre-conference meeting of the 57 jurisdictions prioritized in phase I of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. Tune-in on Thursday, September 5 at 11:00 AM (EDT) for that conversation, which will be moderated by Kaye Hayes of the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy.
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 conversations on our Facebook page.
Finally, as a reminder, we’ll also be onsite at USCA conducting usability testing on new features of HIV.gov as well as offering social media technical assistance in the conference’s Social Media Lab. Read more about those activities.