3/16: Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Tools of HIV Prevention Justice

Join us Wednesday March 16 for an HIV PJA Strategy Webinar:

Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform & the NHAS Tools of HIV Prevention Justice

Wednesday March 16, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT

Click here to register and receive information on how to join the webinar.

This month's topics include:

Prevention Writ Large: How do we incorporate HIV prevention justice into larger movements for public health and community prevention?

What does the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) have to do with HIV prevention? Will broader prevention efforts help stem the epidemic?

Richard Hamburg -- Trust for America's Health

From Plan to Action: With the 12 Cities Intiative and ECHPP, will the National HIV/AIDS Strategy truly make prevention coordinated, strategic and to scale?

Is this planning and combo-prevention effort really different, or just a repackaging of the same old stuff? Will enough resources be available to have truly new approaches? How are communities involved in the 12 cities? And what can we learn from this for those facing the epidemic outside the 12 cities?

Chris Collins -- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

A. Toni Young -- Community Education Group

Background Reading: Department of Health and Human Services Overview of the 12 Cities Project (PDF)

HIV Criminalization Update

Many states have laws criminalizing the lives of people with HIV who are accused of transmitting HIV or not disclosing their status. And people with HIV are facing elevated charges, or pressure from districts attorney behind closed doors, regardless of what's on the books. A new wave of activism to confront criminalization is drawing together people across the country. So what does an HIV prevention justice approach to HIV criminalization look like? What's the role of CDC and other government actors? What would it mean for community advocates facing tough questions about responsibility and ethics?

Catherine Hanssens and Sean Strub -- Positive Justice Project

Background Reading:
Guidance for People Living with HIV Who Are At Risk of, or Are Facing, Criminal Prosecution for HIV Nondisclosure or Exposure, Center for HIV Law and Policy (2011)
New National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) Policy Statement on HIV Criminalization (PDF)

UPDATE: Is PrEP Prevention Justice?

Click here for follow-up from 2/16 HIV PJA Strategy Webinar on pre-exposure prophylaxis, including slides and a Q & A transcript.