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World AIDS Day Symposium

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

World AIDS Day Symposium – register here. Breakfast included!

8:00 – 8:30

8:30 – 8:45
Welcome and Introduction
Ron Swanstrom, PhD

8:45 – 9: 30am
Monocytes and CD8 T cells conspire to drive cardiovascular risk in HIV infection.
Michael Lederman, MD

9:30 – 10:30 am
South Carolina’s Plan to End the HIV Epidemic
Ali Mansaray, MD
Director SC DHEC STD/HIV and Viral Hepatitis Division

Developing a North Carolina Plan to End the HIV Epidemic
Jacquelyn Clymore, MS
NC DHHS Communicable Disease Branch; HIV/STD/Hepatitis Director

Mecklenburg County’s Plan to End the HIV Epidemic
Gibbie Harris, MSPH
Mecklenburg County, NC, Health Director

10:30 – 10:45 am

10:45 – 11:05 am
Transforming the Carolinas: Preparing to End the Epidemic for Transgender People of Color in the Carolinas
Tonia Poteat, PhD

11:05 – 11:25 pm
Reaching African Americans to Reduce Disparities in HIV Prevention and Treatment: The Carolina CoOp
Felicia Browne, ScD

11:25 -11:55
An Integrated Technology-Based “Status-Neutral” Approach to Engage YMSM/YTGW in the Prevention and Care Continuum in North and South Carolina
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD

11:55- 12:00
Closing Remarks


December 6, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


1131 Bioinformatics
130 Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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