Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall Meetings Kick Off
By Jennie Anderson and Mindy Nichamin
October 13, 2011
Last month, the first Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall meeting kicked off in San Francisco, California. This was the first of 15 meetings to be held across the country leading up to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) (note: every Road to AIDS 2012 meeting is free and open to the public). AIDS 2012 is the largest gathering of people working in HIV and will take place July 22-27, 2012 in Washington, DC.
This first town hall brought together diverse community members to talk about where we are with the HIV epidemic 30 years in, and where we're going. Panelists (see list below) shared their perspectives on many topics including:
In addition, community members had several opportunities to ask questions. Some of the many topics raised included:
Across the panelists' responses, several themes emerged including the need to:
Road to AIDS 2012 Panelists at the San Francisco Town Hall Meeting:
Interested in participating in one of the upcoming Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall meetings? Check out if one is coming to a city near you in the next year. You can also get updates online on Twitter by following @RoadtoAIDS2012 or #RTA2012.
Jennie Anderson is an AIDS.gov communications advisor. Mindy Nichamin is an AIDS.gov new media coordinator.
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