Tuesday, June 11th 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
HIV Prevention and Education Summit is a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide-range of issues that impact people living with HIV (PLWH/A) and the AIDS epidemic at large. The conference provides information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies and aims to bring forward explicitly the social determinants of health that place people at risk. These determinants include stigma, institutional racism, transphobia, homophobia, healthcare access, economic injustice, housing insecurity, and food insecurity to name a few. The Prevention and Education Summit shares evidence-based strategies, and best practices to prevent HIV, link individuals to care, and provide culturally competent services to all individuals. The conference explains vital health information in non-academic language, and aims to amplify the voices of PLWHA and ensures that people with lived experiences are able to stand as experts in workshops and discussions.
Executive Director of the Positive Women’s Network
A national speaker, trainer, and advocate, Naina Khanna has worked in the HIV field since 2005, following her HIV diagnosis in 2002. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for AIDS United, the National Steering Committee for the US People Living with HIV Caucus, as a member of the Women’s HIV Research Initiative, and served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2010 – 2014.
Prior to working in HIV, Naina co-founded and served as National Field Director for the League of Pissed Off Voters, a progressive national organization working to expand participation of young people and communities of color in electoral politics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Medical Sociology at the University of California – San Francisco.
Schedule of the day
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 10:15 am
- Emcee: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio
- Invocation: Dr. Calenthia Dowdy Director of Faith Initiatives Philadelphia FIGHT
- Opening Remarks: Jane Shull, CEO of Philadelphia FIGHT
- Presentation of the Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award to John James
- Guest Speaker: Dr. Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Health Commissioner
- Keynote Speaker:
Naina Khanna, President and CEO of Positive Women’s Network USA
- Closing Remarks and Reminders
Dr. Tashina Reeder-Okorie, Director of the Community Health Training Alliance at Philadelphia FIGHT
Pennsylvania Convention Center
13th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103