The prevention revolution is going to take root and there has to be a generational shift in the conversation about messaging to young people and what they need. These workshops look at services for Youth and how to make a systemic change to affect the lives of young people.
As the main theme for this year’s conference there will be workshops on how to accelerate the progress we have made up until this point for women and biomedical HIV prevention. Topics covered will be range from where women go to receive services, to reproductive justice, PEP services and more. For women of color, there has been a marked difference in the usage and uptake of harnessing intervention strategies. As we look at making sure there is equity in the HIV space we must ensure the strategies are effective for everyone.
This track focuses on the needs of transgender people and the trans experience. Workshops will focus on ways organizations can create more inclusive spaces around gender identity. Furthermore, specific looks at population level opportunities, focusing on PrEP for transwomen as well as services and navigating the system for the perspective of black transwomen. There will also be a special session focusing on the needs around HIV prevention for transmen.
This track will focus on evaluating the success of biomedical prevention programs. How do entities focus on making sure that there is an actionable way to reach the goals that have been outlined by projects? What needs to shift to optimize what is being captured in this new biomedical landscape? These workshops will focus on how we understand the key to pivotal questions within biomedical prevention.
As a hot topic of the year, there will be workshops that focus on strategies and programming immigrant and migrant communities. What are some key findings from the front lines? How can organizations and entities be more responsive to immigrants who exist all around the country?
Given the nature of the epidemic, a focus will remain on what needs to be done for gay, and bisexual men. As strategies and programming have been rolled out over the last several years, it’s about time that we tackle some of the new challenges and opportunities that have arisen. What are new areas of growth? What do we need to change to tackle what we’ve learned in the country’s efforts to roll out new biomedical prevention strategies?
This year’s Summit will start some new conversations about the integration of biomedical prevention in this new phase of our work. This track will include workshops that will look at the needs of sex workers, people that use drugs, returning citizens, and religion.