2018 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit Recap

NMAC’s third annual Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit was held on December 3-4, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles, packed with engaging plenaries, educational breakout presentations, and robust conversations about relevant topics including the #MeToo movement, U=U, intersectionality, PrEP and more. You can see the full agenda with presenters and presentations here:  2018 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit Program (93 downloads)

Members of our staff including Isabelle Chu and Damilola Jolayemi and members of our Community Advisory Board (CAB) including Luckie Alexander-Fuller, Brandon Harrison, Ace Robinson, Abad Lopez, Damone Thomas, Ricky Rosales were in attendance. We also had members of our faculty and CAB that presented at one of the many workshops and the closing plenary at the conference!

  • Dr. Nina Harawa (Biomedical Services for the Previously Incarcerated Returning to the Community and Closing Plenary: Closing the Gender & Racial Inequity Gap on ARV-Based Prevention)
  • Dr. Raphael J. Landovitz (How Can Injectable Treatments Be Effective in Our Communities?)
  • Chandi Moore (CAB) and Dr. Cathy Reback (PrEP & Trans Women)
  • Dr. Cathy Reback (Use of Automated Natural Language Text-Based Support for PrEP Adherence)
  • Ayako Miyashita-Ochoa (Sexual Health Rights for Youth)
  • Dr. Arleen Leibowitz (STIs and Sexual Health)
  • Natalie Sanchez (CAB) (Addressing Mistrust in Vulnerable Populations so That They Engage Successfully in Public Health Agencies and Endeavors)

Next year, the Summit will be held in Houston from December 2-3, 2019. For more information, visit the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit website.

Check out some of our photos below and our live tweets from the event!

Jose Janer, Natalie Sanchez, Hilda Sandoval, and Gina Bonilla at the “Addressing Mistrust in Vulnerable Populations so That They Engage Successfully in Public Health Agencies and Endeavors” Workshop.

David Harvey, Donnie Frazier, and Arleen Leibowitz at the “STIs and Sexual Health” Workshop

Are you a CHIPTS member and have photos from the conference you’d like to share? Send them to chipts@mednet.ucla.edu