AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide in the HIV and AIDS Epidemic in Washington, D.C.

AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide in the HIV and AIDS Epidemic in Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. is home to an extraordinary breadth of local and federal government organizations, research institutions and community organizations who are working together on a coordinated response to the local epidemic. With an estimated prevalence of 3.2% of adult residents in D.C. living with HIV, considerable progress has been made in scaling up the treatment, prevention and research responses to the epidemic.

In this session, representatives from some of the critical partners in this effort will present information about the status of the epidemic and the progress that has been made in the past several years. A productive research effort has developed which supports programmatic activities coordinated by the government, with the strong support of community organizations and individuals.


Response of The D.C. DoH:  Introduction and Programmatic Overview of the HIV Epidemic

  • Gregory Pappas, United States

Response of the D.C. DoH: Epidemiological Overview of HIV Epidemic

  • Tiffany West, United States

Partnership for AIDS Progress:  Role of the National Institutes of Health

  • Carl W. Dieffenbach, United States

Coordination and Development of HIV Research:  D.C. Developmental Center for AIDS Research

  • Alan Greenberg, United States

NHBS and HPTN Studies

  • Manya Magnus, United States

Research Response: D.C. Cohort

  • Amanda Kastel, United States

Research Response:  Hepatitis

  • Shyam Kottilil, United States

Community Advisory Groups:  How Community Interfaces With Research Planning

  • James Peterson, United States

Community Engagement

  • A. Toni Young, United States

Community Advisory Boards

  • Marcia V. Ellis, United States

Discussion: Partnerships in Turning the Tide in D.C.

  • Mohammad N. Akhter, United States

Questions, answers and conclusion

Event Date

Jul 25, 2012

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