Academy to Co-Host Legislative Briefing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Academy and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) will co-host a legislative briefing for Members of Congress and their staff to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and raise awareness of the legislation we are supporting that helps reduce HIV in Black and African American communities in the United States.
Panelists from both the Academy and HIVMA will be joined by Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus; Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, sponsor of the HELP Act; Rep. Maxine Waters, and panelists from AIDS United, and the Black AIDS Institute. Esther Fasanmi, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP, has graciously agreed to represent the Academy at the event.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first established in 1999 and is observed annually on February 7 to increase awareness, spark conversations and show support for people with and at risk for HIV in these communities. The event invitation can be viewed here.