Highlights from 2016 US Conference on AIDS

Last week, HRC joined more than 3,000 activists, advocates, and researchers in Hollywood, Florida for the 20th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). Organized every year by NMAC, formerly the National Minority AIDS Council, USCA brings people together to gain new skills and insights for combating the domestic HIV and AIDS epidemic.

This year, HRC was proud to join NMAC on their Leadership Pipeline initiative, which seeks to cultivate the next generation of young people working in the fields of HIV prevention, treatment, and care. HRC led a session on public speaking for NMAC’s Youth Scholars and a session on engaging young people for NMAC’s Social Media Fellows. The conference concluded with HRC Senior Program Specialist Noël Gordon Jr. giving a talk about the need to harness the momentum behind Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to expand treatment options for people living with HIV.

Take a look at highlights from this year’s conference through the eyes of our HIV 360° Fellows, a program made possible through the support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, who were on the ground in Florida last week:

Nicole Elinoff, HRC HIV 360° Fellow, Florida

Lee Storrow, HRC HIV 360° Fellow, North Carolina

Nicole Elinoff, HRCHIV 360° Fellow, Florida

Noel Gordon, Senior Program Specialist, HIV Prevention & Health Equity, District of Columbia

Sasanka Jinadasa, HRC HIV 360° Fellow, District of Columbia

Lee Storrow, HRC HIV 360° Fellow, North Carolina