The second iteration of the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit will be held December 4-5, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have changed the summit’s name from the National HIV PrEP Summit to the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit (The Summit). NMAC believes the new name allows us to think about the expanded integrated role that PrEP, PEP and Treatment as Prevention (TasP) play in building the pathways to ending the epidemicThe conference’s logo represents a collaboration between community-based organizations (CBOs), health departments (HDs), national organizations and NMAC. This meeting brings together HIV leaders to discuss and learn about PrEP, PEP, TasP, and other biomedical HIV prevention interventions.NMAC thanks Gilead for recommitting their support of this meeting. We also thank ViiV Healthcare, Janssen, Houston Health Department, Texas Health Action – Kind Clinic, Walgreens, Washington State Department of Health, Avita, and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for their support. The conversations taking place at the Summit will focus on the implementation and infrastructure needed to turn the promise of the science into an effective community-level HIV prevention option for community most in need.
December 5th, 207 @ 8:15am - 10:15am
Sheldon Raymore, The American Indian Community House, Inc.
Does race determine access and success? Currently over 75% of the people on PrEP are white, yet the majority of people living with HIV are people of color. Black women are 20 times more likely to get HIV when compared to White women. This racial divide is unacceptable and must be addressed. Our jobs are to fight for those communities that have less access to healthcare and medications to ensure that the implementation science works for the communities that are hardest hit by HIV.
Master of Ceremonies: Ken Williams, Ken Like Barbie, Houston, TexasGuest Speakers:
Dawn Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Moctezuma Garcia, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Derrick Matthews, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ming Ming Kwan, API Wellness, San Francisco, CA
Sheldon Raymore, The American Indian Community Home, Inc., New York, NY
October 5th, 2017 - Two Spirit Presentation
Surviving the Epidemics and HIV/AIDS in Urban Indian Communities – Sheldon Raymore
Session 3: Friday, September 8th, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 am
This session will share the depths of the “urban Indian” health crisis and challenges in accessing culturally competent healthcare services. Decades of neglect have placed urban Indians at greater risk of health disparities including new HIV/AIDS infections and late HIV diagnosis. From the east coast to west coast, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIAN) from many tribal nations have scattered across the country with 78% living away from reservations or villages. Within these urban Indian communities, AIAN continue to experience co-factors of risk including substance abuse, poverty, homelessness and high-risk behaviors. The urban AIANs have not been acknowledged or invisible in the efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. HIV/AIDS rates in urban Indian communities are seemingly high and/or are miscalculated/misclassified in epidemiology data. Continued recognition and awareness of the AIAN urban populations within the HIV/AIDS response is important to effective prevention programming, resource allocations and data/research initiatives.
American Indian Community House
Sound And Two-Spirits
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:00pm - 6:30pm
PrEPahHontoz will be performing to multiple songs.
The Stewart Hotel - Fitzgerald Ballroom
371 7th Ave
New York City
PrEPahHontoz (Lakota Winkt’e) is the shows headliner. PrEPahHontoz is a musical artist who blends Native American traditional sign language with pop music in order to promote HIV/AIDS prevention awareness. She will be performing her debut single “Take The Pill,” in reference to PrEP, the once-a-day pill that helps prevent HIV infection.
New York Society For Ethical Culture Concert Hall
West 64th Street
New York, NY, 10023
Check out this great video filmed on June 24th, 2017 Spoken word title is called "Two Spirit"
PrEPahHontoz makes her Debut in NYC and performs her song "Take the Pill".
Tickets $55 each (all inclusive) Food, Drink, and Entertainment.
308 E. 109th St.
Harlem, NY, 10029