What Did You Miss?
Thousands of attendees from around the country were in Atlanta, Georgia December 6th – 9th to attend the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference. For those unable to attend, below are highlights of information featured at the conference, as well as daily recaps and images from the conference.
Blog - CDC’s New Risk Reduction Tool; Understanding HIV Risk Factors and Exploring Prevention Options
- During the conference, CDC introduced the beta or pilot version of its’ new HIV Risk Reduction Tool, which provides the first comprehensive update of CDC's HIV prevention messages for all audiences. Learn more about the HIV Risk Reduction Tool, understanding HIV risk factors, and implications for exploring prevention options.
Blog - PrEP: From Agreement to Action
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was everywhere at the conference, from 1,188 occurrences in the abstract book to being highlighted by Douglas Brooks, the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, as a key strategy in achieving the 2020 goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The evidence is clear that antiretroviral medicine is safe and effective for HIV treatment and prevention. Learn more about advances made in the field of antiretroviral medicine, as well as ways to access CDC’s PrEP resources and the US Public Health Services’ PrEP clinical practice guidelines.
Wednesday, December 9th
- Read the recap from Day 4 which focused on the issues of sexual health for youth, the need to deliver effective HIV prevention messages, and the role social media can play in public health outreach.
- The 2015 NHPC Conference abstract book book is now available.
- If you attended NHPC 2015, please take the Conference Evaluation Survey.
Tuesday, December 8th
- Read the recap from Day 3 to learn more about the latest advances and issues related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as a summary of the moderated panel discussion on the successes and challenges with adopting and promoting PrEP for HIV prevention.
Monday, December 7th
- Read the recap from Day 2.
- Visit Storify to read the #NHPC2015 Twitter conversations on High Impact Prevention, PrEP utilization, and the launch of Act Against AIDS latest campaign – Doing It.
- Only conference attendees were able to connect with community-based organizations (CBO) and other non-governmental organizations (NGO) in the CBO/NGO Village for a diverse and vibrant space to network and connect with prevention partners and community members across the country. Take a behind the scenes look!
Sunday, December 6th
- Visit Storify to read the #NHPC2015 Twitter conversation for the opening plenary presentation and panel session that included Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Douglas M. Brooks, MSW from the White House, and panelists sharing their experiences and perspectives on living with HIV.
- Read the recap from Day 1.
More Ways to Stay Connected
- Visit the NPIN Community to share what you have learned with other public health partners, see daily recaps of selected sessions, and exchange ideas and best practices.
- Follow NPIN on Twitter (@CDCNPIN) and join the conversation using the hashtag #NHPC2015.
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