2016 Summit Sponsors
Ingrid Floyd, Chair
US Dept of HHS,
Office on Women’s Health
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
Michael Barret Jones
Planned Parenthood of NYC
The 11th Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit
The Race to the End
We thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Women as the Face of AIDS Summit! Presentations will be available online by the end of May.
The Eleventh Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit will provide educational and networking opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS, providers and professionals working in AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations and medical facilities. Registration is open to all, regardless of HIV status or gender.
The 2016 Summit’s theme is “The Race to the End,” and we are very excited about this year’s theme and the opportunities it will present to examine how racial disparities, the social determinants of health, and a culturally competent approach are critical to our work, our world, and our efforts to End the Epidemic by 2020 in New York State.
We don’t often talk specifically about race when thinking about HIV prevention, treatment and viral suppression. This Summit will allow us the opportunity to have open dialogues about how addressing race, specifically and contextually, will help us in our “Race” to End the Epidemic.
In this world where #BlackLivesMatter and our political climate is one in which multiple populations are being singled out for their immigration status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or gender presentation, there is so much more that every one of us can do: for ourselves, our families, our environments, in our communities to help ensure that the barriers of racism and cultural discrimination are acknowledged and lowered, if not completely decimated, as we race to end the HIV and AIDS Epidemic.
Moments from the Summit
Photos by Donna Aceto Photography