Gaining a Greater Understanding of HIV, Health and Wellness

HIV Treatment Webinar: Gaining a Greater Understanding of HIV, Health and Wellness.

August 22, 2013 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)

black-woman-doctor-300x425The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is working on a program to increase health literacy and wellness. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) it is important to support and capacity build people living with HIV (PLWH) to ensure that they are able to navigate the new health care system, are able to make informed decisions based on science and evidence and have the skills to connect to someone or an agency that can assist them.

This is the second webinar hosted by the Treatment Education, Adherence and Mobilization division at NMAC. It is focused on HIV Treatment to continue our goal in helping others gain a greater understanding of HIV, health and wellness.

This webinar will give an up to date look at what we know about HIV treatment in 2013. With current research and clinical trials we are gaining a stronger understanding of the reality of how HIV treatment affects the body, what is the latest guidance on effective treatment for HIV, and what are we learning about how HIV reacts to other infections or diseases in the body and with general ageing.

Topics explored:

  1. Overview of approved Antiretrovirals (ARVs)
  2. US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) HIV Treatment Guidelines
  3. HIV comorbidities and ageing
  4. Q & A 15 mins.

Please join us at 2pm (EST) on August 22nd, where NMAC will host this webinar online.

Panelist to include:

Jules Levin

Jules Levin lives with HIV and was co-infected with Hepatitis C for 30 years prior to being successfully treated and cured of Hepatitis C. Mr. Levin is the founder of NATAP, an internet resource for global HIV & hepatitis conference coverage & scientific information. He has been a leader in the in NYC, NY state and federal HIV and viral hepatitis advocacy communities since the early 90s, with numerous achievements that have changed the course of hepatitis-related policy and service delivery across the nation.

Danielle Houston

Danielle Houston received her MSPH in Tropical Medicine from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and her BA in psychology from Boston University. Her graduate work focused on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Danielle began her HIV treatment advocacy work at The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy (The CFA) in September of 2008. She joined the staff at Legacy Community Health Services (LCHS) in April of 2012 as part of a strategic merger between The CFA and LCHS. She is a member of the Black Treatment Advocates Network and works as a public health specialist at Legacy Community Health Services in Houston. There she is responsible for advancing health literacy around HIV science, treatment and research, and helping people with HIV live longer, healthier lives.

Enid Vasquez

Enid Vázquez is Associate Editor of Positively Aware, the national HIV treatment and health magazine published by Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in Chicago. Working with a pharmacist, Enid updates the annual Positively Aware HIV drug guide. Her sister Sylvia, now HIV-positive for almost 30 years, appeared on the cover of the first guide. Founded in 1987, TPAN is Chicago’s oldest peer-led AIDS service organization and specializes in treatment information, support services and prevention. Enid is a strong supporter of HIV prevention with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).