Thousands of community leaders, front-line workers, policy makers, physicians and advocates from throughout the US met for the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA). What follows is a short list of biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation-related sessions and links to the Black Treatment Action Network/PxROAR Advocates’ Roadmap and full conference program. (The Black Treatment Action Network is a project of the Black AIDS Institute.)
The BTAN/PxROAR Advocates’ Roadmap highlights workshops, seminars and roundtables on a range of issues such as HIV prevention advocacy, access to treatment, linkage to care and the treatment cascade. Advocates who attend Roadmap sessions at the conference are eligible for prizes. Click here for more information.
Sessions of interest for biomedical HIV prevention advocates included:
Saturday, September 7
- National Black Treatment Advocates Network pre-conference session: “Reaching Viral Suppression in the Black South”.
Sunday, September 8
- Workshop: Structural-level Interventions for HIV Prevention – Strategies for program implementation.
- Workshop: An HIV Cure: How close are we?.
Monday, September 9
- Workshop: Separating Hype from Hope: How to answer clients’ questions about HIV treatment and prevention headlines.
- Workshop: Biomedical HIV Prevention as a Comprehensive Approach to Reaching an AIDS Free Generation.
Tuesday, September 10
- Seminar: Women and HIV Prevention Research: How is the HIV Prevention Trials Network working to bridge gaps in research for women in the United States and around The world?.
- Workshop: PrEP Messaging.
Wednesday, September 11
- Seminar: HIV Intervention and Prevention With Black Men who have Sex with Men: A research and policy dialogue.