Ending the Epidemic: The Summit to End AIDS in America

The take home message from the International AIDS Conference was clear: We Can End The AIDS Epidemic. Now it’s up to us to take that rhetoric and make it a reality. Register today for this year’s

We are particularly committed to bring People Living with HIV/AIDS(PLWHA) to this year’s Summit. PLWHAs who are executive directors, senior staff @ HDs/CHCs or federal government staff will get priority consideration. If you are a PLWHA who has one of these positions and need assistance to attend this year’s Summit, please contact pkawata@nmac.org. We will try our best to help get you to the meeting.

The mission for this year’s Summit is to give participants the tools to develop a strategic plan on how to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their community. The Summit format will include free flowing dialogues between leaders as well as a structured review of tools to support the development of a strategic plan. The plans will focus on implementation of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and other biomedical interventions to end HIV/AIDS. They will be examined within the context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), High Impact Prevention (HIP), reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act (RWCA), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). Federal government staff will attend the Summit to share their perspective and join the dialogue on how their programs will support and enhance our ability to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America.

The Summit will begin with the signing of a Declaration to End the HIV/AIDS in America. This declaration will focus on four points:

1. Promote PLWHA leadership in efforts to increase health care engagement and treatment
2. Eliminate new HIV infections,
3. Reduce stigma, discrimination, and social injustices that increase HIV vulnerability and health disparities
4. Maintain strong commitment to finding a vaccine and a cure

Many of the Blue Ribbon Panel members will attend the Summit. We are particularly grateful that Dr. Julio Montaner will join us again to share his perspective and vision.
We want to thank Gilead Sciences for supporting this year’s Summit to End AIDS in America and the United States Conference on AIDS.

Blue Ribbon Panel
Declaration To END AIDS In America 
Julio Montaner, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS


Bertrand Audoin
International AIDS Society

Jeff Bachar
Western North Carolina AIDS Project

Nancy Bernstein
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Don Blanchon
Whiteman Walker Health

Scott Campbell
Elton John AIDS Foundation

Robert Carroll
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Kevin Cathcart
Lambda Legal

Guillermo Chacon
Latino Commission on AIDS

Tommy Chesbro
HIV+ Activist

Cyndee Clay
Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive

Chris Collins

Masen Davis
Transgender Law Center

Oscar De La O

John Duran
HIV+ Elected Official
West Hollywood City Council

Jamal Edwards
Howard Brown Health Center

Bill Farrand
Test Positive Aware Network

C. Virginia Fields
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS

Ingrid Floyd
Iris House

Robert Greenwald
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School

Neil Giuliano
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Kathie Heirs
AIDS Alabama

Marjorie Hill
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Regan Hoffman
HIV+ Activist
POZ Magazine

Jody Huckaby
PFLAG National (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Rebecca Issacs
Equality Federation

Lorri Jean
LA Gay & Lesbian Center

Loretta Jennings
Outreach Inc.

Mark Johnson
Brotherhood, Inc.

Monica Johnson
HIV+ Executive Director

Ronald Johnson
HIV+ Activist
AIDS United

Wilbur Jordan, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Kaplan
HIV+ Executive Director
Cascade AIDS Project

Paul Kawata
National Minority AIDS Council

Mara Keisling
National Center for Transgender Equality

Reverend Joyce Turner Keller

Kate Kendell
National Center For Lesbian Rights

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks
National Black Justice Coalition

Jeff Levi
Trust for America’s Health

Paul Loberti
Rhode Island HIV Provision of Care

Marsha Martin
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Terry McGovern
Ford Foundation

Hernan Molina
West Hollywood City Council

David Munar
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Kathy O’Brien
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

Gregory Pappas, MD, PhD
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration
DC Department of Health

Mario Perez
Los Angeles Office of AIDS Programs and Policy

Alvan Quamina
AIDS Project of the East Bay

Patrick Reynolds
The House That Wisdom Built

Valerie Rochester
Black Women’s Health Imperative

Therese Rodriguez
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS

Michael Ruppal
The AIDS Institute

Randy Russell
Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Bamby Salcedo
HIV+ Trans Activist
Los Angele Children’s Hospital

Eric Sawyer
HIV+ Activist

Julie Scofield
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

Pernessa Seele
The Balm in Gilead

Ron Simmons
Us Helping Us

William Smith
National Coalition of STD Directors

Terry Stone

Monica Sweeney
New York City Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control

Adam Tenner
Metro Teen AIDS

Dan Tietz
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Lance Toma
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Carole Treston
AIDS Alliance for Children Youth and Families

Calvin Twoguns
Liberty Research Group

Evelyn Ullah
Broward County Health Department

Modesto Tico Valle
Center on Halsted

Dana Van Gorder
Project Inform

Steven Wakefield
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

Andrea Weddle
HIV Medicine Association

Phill Wilson
HIV+ Executive Director
The Black AIDS Institute

A. Toni Young
Community Health Education Group

Jose Zuniga
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas and marking NMAC’s 25th Anniversary!