- Access to Biomedical Prevention for Women in the South
- Use of Automated Natural Language Text-Based Support for PrEP Adherence
- Federal Strategies for Biomedical Interventions
- Biomedical Services for the Previously Incarcerated Returning to the Community
- Medical-Legal Partnerships to Address Healthcare and Unmet Needs among Documented and Undocumented Immigrants
- Navigating Services for Black Transwomen
- PrEP-ception: PrEP and Reproductive Health
- The Lesson from HPTN 073 Uptake and Access in Black Gay and Bisexual Men
- The Importance of PrEP Workgroups to Ensure Success
- Youth and TASP, PrEP and PEP, the Importance of a Sexual History
- Developing PrEP Campaigns for Black Women and Latinas: Local and National Perspectives
Location: Diamond 7, 4th Level
Erika Sugimori, Louisiana Health Department
Anar Patel, George Washington University
As biomedical interventions access expands, we are still missing a vital element in reaching those in need of another option. Women in the South have not been able to find their place in this new option. This presentation will explore how different kinds of data are used to target HIV prevention interventions in women and give examples of how readily available public data can be used for the purpose of supporting efforts such as data to care.
Location: Diamond 8, 4th Level
Jonathan Fuchs, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Cathy Reback, UCLA
Automated telecommunication interventions, including short message service and interactive voice response, are increasingly being used to promote adherence to medications. The session will focus on a variety of text-based strategies and how to optimize them for specific populations
Location: Diamond 9, 4th Level
Antigone Dempsey, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Nathan Fecik, Department of Health and Human Services
Dawn Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Given the shifting policy climate around PrEP since its 2012, FDA approval and the new focus on the inclusion of viral suppression message, this session will be chance to hear from key stakeholders the exact nature of the federal government’s response to these topics. This session will provide an opportunity to sit down with members of the federal partner’s a to answer questions regarding the government’s plans for biomedical interventions? What are the Goals for PrEP and the future of U=U?? Presentations from representatives from key federal agencies and offices including HRSA, CDC, OHAIDP, SAMSHA, among others will open a group discussion on the key federal strategies.
Location: Diamond 10, 4th Level
Sonali Kulkarni, Los Angeles County Department of Health
Nina Harawa, UCLA
Incarceration is a crisis among African-Americans, and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in incarcerated men and women is three to five times that of the general population. These factors contribute to numerous racial/ethnic health disparities, including HIV/AIDS. These factors call for an understanding on the part of service providers who are working with returned citizens in order to optimize care for prevention and treatment in this biomedical era.
Medical-Legal Partnerships to Address Healthcare and Unmet Needs among Documented and Undocumented Immigrants
Location: Platinum F, 3rd Level
Alonso Batista, AltaMed Health Services
Conner Cory, Whitman Walker
This workshop will provide guidance and introduce models for advancing clinic-based Medical-Legal Partnerships to address the legal needs of immigrants as well as other communities living with HIV. Medical-Legal Partnerships embed the provision of legal assistance within the provision of healthcare to help clients meet fundamental needs like access to housing and protection from discrimination. Best practices and lessons learned from organizations that have engaged with Medical-Legal Partnerships will be provided.
Location: Platinum H, 3rd Level
Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnager, HIVE
Naina Khanna, Positive Women’s Network
Lashonda Spencer, USC
Alice Stek, USC
Research shows a strong desire to have a child among HIV serodiscordant heterosexual couples (where one is HIV-positive, and the other is not). But what does is encompassed to have a discussion of reproductive justice in an HIV context? One of the many uses for PrEP is to make reproduction possible for those in serodiscordant couples. This session will explore not just PrEP-ception but also what does reproductive justice mean for the HIV community.
Track: Gay and Bi Men
Location: Platinum I, 3rd Level
Wilbert Jordan, Charles Drew University
DaShawn Usher, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative
Sheldon Fields, New York Institute of Technology
Drawing on qualitative data, quantitative data, and popular culture, this talk will explore community awareness of and attitudes toward biomedical prevention strategies such as PrEP, PEP, and Treatment as Prevention. What lesson can be drawn from HPTN 073? The conversation will also shed light on emerging threats to, and opportunities for universal uptake of these powerful prevention tools, especially among the communities hit the hardest by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic
Location: Platinum J, 3rd Level
Gary Daffin, Multicultural AIDS Coalition
Craig Pulsipher, AIDS Project Los Angeles
Sable Nelson, NMAC
Raul Quintero, JWHC Institute
One of the driving forces behind PrEP work in some jurisdictions has been the establishment of PrEP Working groups. Committed collectives of individuals from multiple agencies that have worked to push PrEP priorities and systematize PrEP work across the jurisdiction. This will be a chance to hear from NMAC’s project of working with distinctions in their PrEP workgroups. Also, other PrEP workgroups will present about their findings and their continued work.
Location: Diamond 6, 4th Level
Helen Burnside, Denver Training Center
Sabrina Cluesman, JASMYN
Given the primary prevention needs of young people, discussing what is happening is critical to understanding this population. This session will be a roundtable with youth-serving organizations that will examine practices and strategies that are proving effective/working in the field of biomedical prevention. Also, they will discuss transitioning youth out of a youth-specific program youth-serving program as they age out of that population.
Location: Diamond 2, 4th Level
Raniyah Copeland, MPH, Black AIDS Institute
Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM, LA County Department of Public Health
Ending the HIV epidemic in Black and Latino communities, and ultimately the United States,
will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in 2016 were in women, women accounted for less than 5% of PrEP users in the same year. CDC also reported that Black men and women are nearly 6 times more likely to access PrEP, although they account for 40% of people for whom PrEP is indicated.
Black AIDS Institute and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have done extensive work to increase the utilization of biomedical interventions in communities of color. After years of formative research, including surveying women at the ESSENCE festival, and speaking with women and community stakeholders on their national PrEP tour, BAI released the “Black Women and PrEP Toolkit”
in 2018. After conducting community-led focus groups and conversations with key stakeholders, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released the “Sister Friends: Get PrEP’d” campaign to increase awareness of PrEP in Black and Latina cisgender and transgender women in 2018. During this session we will discuss the development of these campaigns from local and national perspectives, impact on PrEP utilization, and how increasing utilization of biomedical interventions will require communities, community-based organizations, and health departments to develop tools and initiatives that speak to the intersectionality of women’s lives.