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Beyond Medication

Humanizing the National HIV Response

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On July 13, 2010, the Obama administration released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the nation’s first comprehensive road map to address the HIV epidemic. The strategy provided concrete goals on reducing new transmissions and increasing access to prevention, treatment, and care. A decade later, the Trump administration released the third iteration of the NHAS, renamed the HIV National Strategic Plan (HNSP), aligning the HIV national strategy with the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) federal initiative, to achieve the goal of ending the domestic HIV epidemic by 2030.

For decades, networks of people living with HIV have advocated for an HIV national strategy that goes beyond a biomedical response to the epidemic—one that incorporates quality of life and care for people living with HIV and meaningfully involves the leadership and expertise of people living with HIV in its planning and implementation.

Please join us for a discussion with the Positive Women’s Network-USA, U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus, New York Transgender Advocacy Group, and the National Working Positive Coalition on “Demanding Better: An HIV Federal Policy Agenda by People Living with HIV.”

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org or on Twitter using #HumanizingHIVResponse. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.

Introductory Remarks:
Ronald Johnson (He/Him), Chair, U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus
Sharita Gruberg (She/Her), Vice President, LGBTQ Research and Communications, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Naina Khanna (She/They), Co-Executive Director, Positive Women’s Network-USA
Mark Misrok (He/They), Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Working Positive Coalition
Kiara St. James (She/Her), Co-Founder and Executive Director of New York Transgender Advocacy Group

Moderator:
Jamille Fields Allsbrook (She/Her), Director, Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

Concluding Remarks:
Harold J. Phillips (He/Him), Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, White House