Join AIDS United and our Congressional HIV Caucus co-hosts Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for a timely educational briefing, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Local Provider Perspective.
November 16, 2017
Senate Visitors Center 209-08
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided
Carolyn McAllaster – Director, Duke HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (Moderator)
Mary Elizabeth Marr – CEO, Thrive Alabama
Tyler TerMeer – Executive Director, Cascade AIDS Project
Jaron Benjamin – Vice President for Community Mobilization, Housing Works
Making progress towards the national priority of ending the HIV epidemic takes a steadfast commitment providing strong funding for AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), innovative approaches to reach underserved communities, and a willingness to adapt to the changing epidemic. How have we gone from 50,000 annual new infections to 37,600, what must be done to build on that success, who’s being left behind, and why?
This briefing, sponsored by the Congressional HIV Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), will allow congressional staff the opportunity to hear from local ASOs regarding their work to end the HIV epidemic locally in concert with federal efforts, including ASOs’ experiences providing treatment and prevention and the success and difficulties they have met. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of where we are nationally on efforts to end the epidemic, the gaps in the federal response experience locally, and what Congress can do to help.