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The in-person 2022 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit is fast approaching.  Make sure to join us and reconnect face-to-face. Visit the Agenda tab for the workshop listing.

We’re excited to welcome Ken Like Barbie back as the Summit plenary host.

Plenary Sessions

Morning Plenary – The role of biomedical prevention in ending the HIV epidemic

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: Chicago Ballroom 4-7

Summit’s MC, Ken Like Barbie Williams
Summit’s MC, Ken Like Barbie Williams

We must continue the conversation on ending the epidemic. Well-planned and coordinated efforts with clear indicators and evidence-based interventions will allow us to end HIV. This plenary will discuss the specifics of well-planned PrEP/TasP initiatives and the indicators to show a relevant and sustainable impact, and how this impact directly contributes to the steady decline and end of HIV infections in America.

Speakers

Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Director, Division of HIV Prevention (DHP), National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Director, Division of HIV Prevention (DHP), National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abraham Johnson, MPH, HIV Community Engagement Officer, Treatment Action Group
Abraham Johnson, MPH, HIV Community Engagement Officer, Treatment Action Group
Amy Killelea, JD, Killelea Consulting
Amy Killelea, JD, Killelea Consulting
Arianna Lint, Founder, Arianna’s Center
Arianna Lint, Founder, Arianna’s Center
Terrell Parker, ESCALATE Manager, The Center, NMAC
Terrell Parker, ESCALATE Manager, The Center, NMAC
Mariah Wilberg, Senior Director, U.S. Strategy & Ending the Epidemic, Prevention Access Campaign
Mariah Wilberg, Senior Director, U.S. Strategy & Ending the Epidemic, Prevention Access Campaign

Afternoon Plenary – Grinding stigma in the underground. Negotiating sex in the app’s world

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Chicago Ballroom 4-7

Stigma acts like a virus. It invades the self-esteem cells of a person. It incapacitates the self-worth system that protects the individual from discriminatory words and attitudes from uneducated individuals who constantly judge and stigmatize people living with HIV (PLWH). We witness vicious attacks when PLWH disclose their status or freely enjoy sex with condoms or undetectable viral load. Racism is also displayed in hook up apps. Stigma is pervasive and reigns over the underground world of app’s hookups for sex. This plenary is about having an open discussion about stigma and how it plays out in the virtual space of social/sexual apps like Grindr, Scruff, Adam4Adam, BarebackRT, and Jack’d. Grinding stigma is fundamental for a healthy self-worth system and HIV-free humans.

Presenters

Jen Hecht, Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC)
Jen Hecht, Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC)
Alexi Diaz, NMAC Constituent Advisory Panel
Alexi Diaz, NMAC Constituent Advisory Panel
Jax Kelly, President, Let's Kick ASS Palm Springs
Jax Kelly, President, Let's Kick ASS Palm Springs
Lauren Miller, Program Coordinator, NMAC
Lauren Miller, Program Coordinator, NMAC
Porchia Dees, National HIV & Aging Advocacy Network (NHAAN)
Porchia Dees, National HIV & Aging Advocacy Network (NHAAN)

Morning Plenary – Can Fantasies Become Realities? The Quest for Multi-purpose Prevention Products

Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: Chicago Ballroom 4-7

Multipurpose prevention technologies, or MPTs, are designed to simultaneously prevent HIV, other STIs, and/or unintended pregnancy. Internal and external condoms are the only MPTs currently available and, while effective, they are less than desirable for many sexually active humans on the planet. However, humans need and deserve a suite of options, and the more types of protection an option provides, the more likely it will be used. Expert presenters will share updates and perspectives about the MPT research pipeline, focusing on the products closest to actual roll-out and implementation

Speakers

Raniyah Copeland, Equity & Impact Solutions
Raniyah Copeland, Equity & Impact Solutions
Dr. Craig Hendrix, Wellcome Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Craig Hendrix, Wellcome Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Jim Pickett, HIV Prevention Research and Implementation Consultant
Jim Pickett, HIV Prevention Research and Implementation Consultant
Lucas A. Rojas, Health Services and Behavioral Research Associate, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Lucas A. Rojas, Health Services and Behavioral Research Associate, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Afternoon Plenary – The PrEPpy Awards – The best PrEP Education programs and Campaigns in 2021

Thursday, April 21, 2022
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Chicago Ballroom 4-7

This plenary is looking for the best PrEP/TasP program in 2021. We will showcase the three most comprehensive PrEP programs and awareness campaigns during 2021 that have shown a real impact on their target populations. As each program is showcased, the audience will vote for their favorite. The Summit’s program committee will nominate PrEP programs. Come on and learn something about program development and the best biomedical HIV prevention education approaches.

Speakers

Cora Trelles Cartagena, MPH, HIV Systems Coordinator, NMAC
Cora Trelles Cartagena, MPH, HIV Systems Coordinator, NMAC
Moisés Agosto, Treatment Director, NMAC
Moisés Agosto, Treatment Director, NMAC
Tarik Daniels, Founder and Executive Director, Whatsinthemirror?
Tarik Daniels, Founder and Executive Director, Whatsinthemirror?

The Summit will highlight the role that biomedical prevention tools such as PrEP, PEP, Treatment as Prevention (TasP), and U=U have in ending the epidemic while working in the current COVID environment.

As we prepare to reconvene in person, NMAC will apply COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure a safe conference experience. All conference attendees should be fully vaccinated with a booster. We will also follow the latest CDC guidance for in person meetings.

COVID-19 Policy (Updated 3-3-2022)

All conference attendees must be fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated for the Summit means that registrants have received both shots and a booster if the 2nd shot was received more than 6 months prior to the conference.   Registrants must upload their vaccine card no later than Friday, April 8 to this website – https://hosted-pages.id.me/health/2022-biomedical-hiv-prevention-summit.  If we do not receive vaccine credentials by this date registrants will not be allowed entry to the conference.

Masks are encouraged but not required in the Summit conference space (plenary ballroom, foyers, workshop rooms, exhibit space). For updated information on the City of Chicago’s mask requirements, visit their website – https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html.

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