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AIDS United at 2018 USCA!

Next week, September 6 - 9, the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will take place in Orlando, FL. And AIDS United will be there in full force!

We are excited to invite you to join us at what are sure to be two meaningful sessions:

Community Input: A Dialogue on Policy, Grantmaking & Capacity Building Priorities
Thursday, September 6, 8-11AM
Join us on the first day of USCA to provide your feedback on our policy work, talk to program staff about our grantmaking, and request capacity building assistance!

Opioid Crisis - Fighting for Our Lives and Our Communities

September 9, 11:30-1:30
In this plenary, experts in America’s opioid epidemic and its intersections with HIV, STDs, and hepatitis will provide insight into the current landscape of the opioid crisis and offer tools for fighting it collectively and at home.

Additionally, many AIDS United staff, grantees, and partners will share successes, strategies, and stories about their work throughout the conference. Presentations will span many topics—from transgender leadership, to addressing the needs of the US South, to the future of the Ryan White Program—and are sure to provide something for everyone. See a list of their presentations below. See the full USCA agenda here.

Not Able to Attend?
Join the conversation virtually using Twitter! Follow along with the conversation using #2018USCA and by following @AIDS_United!


Thursday, September 6

8:00-11:00 AM
  • Community Input: A Dialogue on Policy, Grantmaking & Capacity Building Priorities – AIDS United
  • Addressing Stigma to End the HIV Epidemic - Housing Works
  • The Women's Institute: Funding Women's Programs during an ongoing drought - Iris House
  • The COMPASS Points South: A Conversation with Community - SASI
  • Listening Session for PLWHA and Advocates on Housing Needs- Collaborative Solutions

1:45 – 3:45 PM
  • HIV Criminalization Advocacy Beyond HIV Criminal Laws - AIDS United, Center for HIV Law & Policy, SERO Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Human Rights Campaign, New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative
  • Forging a Successful Path to HIV Criminalization Reform in California - APLA Health
  • Eliminating HCV Among People Living with HIV-  CHLPI
  • Women & Wellness – Staying Healthy Beyond UDVL - ANAC

4:00-6:00 PM
  • Cultural humility in ever-changing HIV landscape: Strategies for effective leadership - AIDS United
  • The New Era of HIV: Youth Navigation Program - JASMYN, NMAC
  • Mentoring, Modeling & Messaging: Empowering HIV-Positive Women to Community Leadership - Iris House
  • Healing Trauma within LGBT Family Dynamics - AIDS Alabama
  • Meeting People Where They Are: Person-Centered Hepatitis Programming - CHLPI
  • Smoking & HIV – Helping Your Clients Understand the Risk and How to Stop - ANAC

Friday, September 7

9:00-11:00 AM
  • Syndemics of HIV, Hepatitis, and Overdose - NC AIDS Action Network, CDC, LENOWISCO, Samaritan Ministry, Florida Department of Health
  • Mentor, Lead, Succeed: Building Alliances Across Ages - JASMYN, ViiV, RAIN
  • Girl Talk: Developing Effective Support Groups for HIV-Positive Women - Iris House
  • Ensuring Ryan White Funding Follows the Epidemic - AIDS United
  • Racism and Housing Policies: The Impact on the HIV Epidemic - Collaborative Solutions
  • Opioid Use & Treatments: What We Can do in 2018 - ANAC

2:00-4:00 PM
  • Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and How Your Community Can Respond –VA DOH
  • The Importance of the 340B Program to HIV Service Organizations –AIDS United
  • Hepatitis Elimination as an Equity Issue –CHLPI
  • HIV Treatment in 2018: What’s New & How to Communicate Those Messages –ANAC

4:15-6:15 PM
  • The Youth HIV Policy Advisor Program: A model for HIV Advocacy – Georgia Equality
  • Trauma Informed Care for the Soul: An Afro-Latinx Conversation - Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Reimagining Role Model Stories for the Trans Community - SF Community Health
  • Employing a Sex Positive Approach to HIV Prevention and Care - Housing Works
  • Trauma-Informed Care for People Living with HIV: Strategies for Implementation - AIDS United, Christie’s Place

Saturday, September 8

9:00-11:00 AM
  • It Takes a Village: Multi-Sectoral Efforts to Create a Comprehensive Response - NASTAD, AIDS United
  • National Implementation of Interventions for Transgender Women Living with HIV - AIDS United, The Fenway Institute
  • Race, the U=U Campaign, and HIV Criminal Law Reform - Georgia Equality, Center for HIV Law & Policy, Thrive SS
  • Moving Past Trauma with H.O.P.E. – An Innovative Model for CBA - Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Ensuring Federal Funding for Domestic HIV Programs - Collaborative Solutions
  • Race & Health Care: Fighting for Access and Equity - CHLPI

2:00-4:00 PM
  • Survivor’s Gifts: Finding Your Story of Strength and Resilience - AIDS United
  • A STEP Towards Harm Reduction: Facing Flint's Opioid Epidemic - Wellness HIV/AIDS Services
  • How to promote PrEP in the Latino Community - FLAS, Inc.
  • Health Care Rights and Discrimination in the Trump Era -CHLPI

4:15-6:15 PM
  • Inclusion of Injection Drug Use in the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the ETE Process - Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Medicaid: Work Requirements, Time Limits, and Lock Outs, Oh My! - AIDS Alabama, CHLPI

Sunday, September 9

9:00-11:00 AM
  • PLENARY SESSION: Opioid Crisis - Fighting for Our Lives and Our Communities - AIDS United, Harm Reduction Coalition, amfAR, Women With A Vision-New Orleans, United States Alliance of Drug Users Unions/North American Network of People Who Use Drugs
  • Inclusion and Justice: Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Youth - CHLPI
  • Let’s Fight Back: The Affordable Care Act is Under Attack - Pridelines Youth Services


Poster Presentations

  • NC HIV is Not a Crime Project: A Case Study - NC AIDS Action Network, Duke School of Law/Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative, Mecklenburg County Health Department
  • Beyond MOU: A Look at Strategic Partnerships - Latino Commission on AIDS
  • We Got You: Providing Harm Reduction Services in Mobile Settings – Harlem United



Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, August 30, 2018



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