253700 HIV/AIDS in Sister Cities: Overview and Case Study of DC

Monday, October 31, 2011

Gregory Pappas, MD PhD , Senior Deputy Director, Dept. of Health, District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to focus on community level interventions which are frequently managed by municipal level governments. The District of Columbia has mounted a robust and comprehensive HIV/AIDS program which operates importantly through community based organizations include health care providers.

The return of the International AIDS Conference to the United States in July 2012 represents a significant victory for public health and human rights. The selection of Washington, DC as the site for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the result of years of dedicated advocacy to end the nation's misguided entry restrictions on people living with HIV restrictions that were based on fear, rather than science. The session will provide an opportunity for those who may be interested in work on a sister cities initiative in relation to AIDS 2012.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Epidemiology
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
Describe the District of Columbia's robust and comprehensive HIV/AIDS program which operates importantly through community based organizations include health care providers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Oversee HIV/AIDS for DC DoH
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.