March 2, 2015
Don’t miss the rich, varied, thoughtful and opinionated blogs that have been written by advocates and activists working on the frontline of the AIDS epidemic in the US and globally. These blogs were written by delegates participating in a pilot program that launched at this year’s CROI conference and is in addition to the addition to the CROI Community Educator Scholarship Program.
For this program, AVAC and the Black AIDS Institute—with support from the CROI Community Liaison Subcommittee—provided an opportunity for additional community representatives to attend the meeting. Delegates were mentored and supported with supplemental programming to help translate big science into accessible language for our communities.
Links to the blogs posted so far are below—and more will be posted in the coming days!
- Engagement Matters: Providing New Perspectives on HIV/AIDS from CROI – DaShawn Usher, New York Blood Center-Project ACHIEVE
- ACT UP, Eat Hors d’oeuvres?: Strange days, missing histories at CROI 2015 – Cassie Warren, Broadway Youth Center
- More confirmation for PrEP in gay men—now what about the ladies? – Nichole Little, Sexual Health Education Research & Outreach (SHERO)
- FACTS 001 and Me – Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society
- Learning about Africa, Looking for Answers for Mississippi: One Advocate’s CROI perspective – Cedric Sturdevant, Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN)
- CROI Through a Pharmacist’s Perspective – William Larson, Ryan White Program
- Does Sex Have Impact on HIV Prevention Research? – Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society
- Do Communities Have to Concern Themselves with Basic Science? – Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society
- Cardiovascular Disease in HIV Patients: An Emerging Paradigm and Call to Action – Jeffrey Pope, MAACA, Inc.
- Personal Reflections from the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – John Curry, Unconditional Love, Inc.
- How CROI 2015 Restored My Hope – Michael C. Webb, Jr., Legacy Community Health Services