May 15, 2019 - Cluster Tracking is People: Community Town Hall on Molecular HIV Surveillance
No one will protect our rights for us; we must protect ourselves. We must protect our most vulnerable communities and other marginalized individuals! You have a voice!
This town hall was organized around several questions:
April 25, 2019 - Understanding Molecular HIV Surveillance: Public Health and Human Rights Implications
In part 3 of this series, we turn our attention to the public health use of HIV genetic sequencing known as molecular HIV surveillance (MHS). Dr. Eugene McCray will explain MHS from the perspective of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will then hear from Naina Khanna (Positive Women’s Network-USA) who will discuss ethical and social justice considerations for MHS
April 18, 2019 – These Trees Cast No Shade: Understanding HIV Phylogenetics Research
Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among biological entities (involving diagrams called phylogenetic trees). This is one of the ways that researchers are using HIV genetic sequencing to approach research questions about HIV cure, prevention, and treatment. In this second webinar in the series, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach will explain phylogenetics, how it is being used in HIV research, and how the communities most impacted by HIV are being prioritized in this research. Venita Ray will then share recommendations for conducting this research ethically.
March 27, 2019 - Without Our Consent: Centering People Living with HIV in HIV Genetic Sequencing
This first webinar in the series will focus on HGS from the perspectives of people living with HIV. While HGS is a powerful research and public health tool, it also raises some critical ethical concerns. In particular, we are concerned with how certain parts of the HIV community are more heavily policed. In this webinar, we invite community leaders to discuss policing and law enforcement on African Americans, Latinx folks, sex workers, people of trans experience, and in the HIV space. We will discuss how HGS could have potential impacts on these communities.
AIDSWatch 2018 Orientation Webinar
Introduction to policy briefs, the partners and an overview of the gathering.
June 15, 2018 - Sustaining Our Work, Our Movement & Ourselves