Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Beyond Medication: Humanizing the National HIV Response
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Beyond Medication: Humanizing the National HIV Response

Washington, D.C. — 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—renaming it the HIV National Strategic Plan—which aligned the HIV national strategy with the Ending the HIV Epidemic 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.

On Wednesday, July 14, the Center for American Progress will host 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.”

Questions for the distinguished panel can be submitted via email at [email protected] 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 Project, Center for American Progress

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, New York Transgender Advocacy Group

Jamille Fields Allsbrook (she/her), Director, Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

Concluding remarks:
Harold J. Phillips (he/him), Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy


Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at [email protected].