Each month ANEA brings you one Ending the Epidemic topic discussed from two perspectives— community and government. 

 

Join ANEA for a live monthly, hour-long, and interactive conversation between hosts ANEA Coordinator, Edric Figueroa, and Crystal Townsend, and special guests. Your voices will also be featured in every episode. Tune in live to "On the Air" or send your questions, or thoughts to anea@treatmentactiongroup.org.

OUR GOAL

To share challenges, successes, and opportunities to engage and build a community to end the HIV epidemic across the US. To demystify the role of government by creating a bridge between the community and local public health officials—showcasing the possibilities for collaboration and serving as a source of EHE accountability. To drive action by connecting core issues to BIack, Indigenous, other communities of color, trans and gender non-conforming individuals, those aging with HIV over 50, young people, migrant communities, low-income communities, uninsured and under-insured individuals, and communities living in the South — who are all disproportionately impacted by HIV in the US.

ON THE AIR

ENDING THE EPIDEMIC AND THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

What’s at stake with the upcoming election as it relates to HIV?
Last month ANEA sat down with staffers from the Biden campaign to detail our desires for any president going into 2021. (ANEA requested a meeting with the incumbent president’s team to no avail.)
Hear about that conversation and how COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter uprisings, and the recent uptake in violence against migrants is changing the political dialogue and response to HIV. And more!

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EPISODE 1

Aryah Lester, Deputy Director at Transgender Strategy Center
Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Co-Chair for HIV Racial Justice Now
Elizabeth Lovinger, Senior Government Relations and Policy Officer for Treatment Action Group (TAG)

SPEAKERS

THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY IN THE FEDERAL ENDING THE EPIDEMIC INITIATIVE

This episode features a conversation with diverse representatives on the federal Ending the Epidemic Initiative. We will discuss how the EHE funds are being used for community engagement throughout the named EHE regions, what community engagement innovations have emerged during this time, and where the work to reach key communities still remains.

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EPISODE 2

Commander John Oguntomilade (BDS, MPH, PhD) PACE Director of Region IV. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS.
Halenia Crews, Deputy Director at PEAS Inc.
Genevieve Barrow, Assistant Director of HIV Prevention at Baltimore City Health Department.

SPEAKERS

INAUGURATION DAY 2021

This episode features a conversation with diverse community leaders, vocalizing expectations for racial-justice, HIV-equity, and the centering of human rights in the incoming Biden-Harris administration’s policy priorities. We will highlight key recommendations from ANEA and AIDS United Transition Document and discuss how the HIV-community and political leaders can work together to disrupt white supremacy and inspire innovative solutions to end the HIV epidemic in all U.S. communities.

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EPISODE 3

Raniyah Copeland: Executive Director at the Black AIDS Institute.
Naina Khanna, Executive Director at the Positive Women's Network
Carl Baloney, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy at AIDS United

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RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

This episode will explore the community-level impacts of "Racism as a Public Health Crisis" legislative declarations. We will discuss how these jurisdictional declarations came to pass and the action steps towards equity that have or will follow.

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EPISODE 4

Andrea Jenkins (MS, MFA), the Minneapolis City Council Vice President.
Justin Smith (MS, MPH) the Campaign to End AIDS Director at Positive Impact Health Centers.
Anisha Gandhi (Ph.D., MPH), the Director of Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiatives at the Bureau of HIV in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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RADICAL COMMUNITY CARE

What are community experts doing to improve the structural determinants of health for individuals living with and disproportionately impacted by HIV? How can ending the HIV epidemic efforts look beyond biomedical solutions to HIV and focus on building leadership and removing the barriers to care/prevention for individuals?

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EPISODE 5

Jesse Pratt Lopez the Founder and Co-director of the Atlanta Trans Housing Coalition.
D. Rashaan Gilmore the Founder and President of BlaqOut and BTAN-Kansas member.
Devin Hursey a Public Health Advocate at the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition and BTAN-Kansas member.
Lonnetta Wilson the Ending the Epidemic Coordinator at Tarrant County, Texas Public Health Department.

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IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR

How can love for all PLHIV and the individuals most impacted by health inequities sustain the work of ending the epidemic? What role does family (chosen or blood) have in our mental wellness and overall wellbeing? And how can community members and health providers help strengthen these support systems?

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EPISODE 6

Davina Dee Carter, U.S. Creative Engagements and Outreach Specialist Prevention Access Campaign
Kneeshe Parkinson, Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Activist and Positive Women’s Network USA-Missouri State Lead
Daniela Simba, Trans CBA Coordinator Latino Commission on AIDS Latino Commission on AIDS
Richard Hutchinson Jr., Executive Director/Co-founder He is Valuable, Inc.

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Reimagining HIV Criminalization in the U.S.

What is the community and individual level toll of HIV Criminalization? How can efforts to end the HIV epidemic also center healing for those who have been impacted by unjust laws and practices? What role can health departments play in advocating and supporting communities' call for change? How can we reimagine HIV Criminalization as an intersectional movement to end HIV?

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EPISODE 7

Deirdre Johnson: Founder and Lead Speaker, Deirdre Speaks
Dori Molozanov, JD: Manager, Health Systems Integration, NASTAD
Evany Turk: National Field Organizer, PWN-USA
Monique D. Howell: Motivational Speaker, HIV Advocate
Elizabeth Crutsinger-Perry, MSSW, MA: Director, Office of Infectious Disease, Washington State Department of Health

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SEX WORK

How can HIV leaders minimize the barriers to care for sex workers? What can ending the epidemic efforts do to center the needs and dignity of sex workers? What policy and practical changes must occur to decrease sex worker stigma and increase wellbeing in this community?

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EPISODE 8

Arianna Innuritegui-Lint: Founder and Direct Arianna's Center
Ian L. Haddock: Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly
Justine Ingram: Capacity Building Specialist, Southern AIDS Coalition

SPEAKERS

DRUG USE, HEALTH, & HIV

How can strategies to end HIV meaningfully support people who use drugs?

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EPISODE 9

Annette Gaudino, the Director of Policy Strategy at Treatment Action Group.
Jesse Rawlins, the Operations and Policy Analyst at Oregon Health Authority.
Christine Rodriguez, the Senior Program Manager for Harm Reduction at AIDS United.

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HIV, PLEASURE, & SEX POSITIVITY

What would it mean to end the HIV epidemic through a sex positive lens? How can advocates center pleasure in HIV care, prevention, and beyond?

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EPISODE 10

José Romero, an Abolitionist Healthcare Strategist and Consultant.
Marnina Miller, the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Southern AIDS Coalition.
Richard Hutchinson, the Executive Director and Co-founder of He is Valuable, Inc.

SPEAKERS

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Report Card

How will the latest updates to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) influence efforts to end the HIV epidemic? What does the strategy get right and what is still missing? How is the updated NHAS landing in communities living with HIV?

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EPISODE 11

Bamby Salcedo, CEO and President at the TransLatin@ Coalition
Larry L Walker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of THRIVE SS Inc.
Venita Ray, Co-Executive Director at Positive Women’s Inc.

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