The AIDS Institute Sponsors the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

December 12-15, 2010
Washington, D.C.The 2010 HPLS theme: "Above and Beyond: Taking HIV Prevention to the Next Level."

Click Here to read the 2010 HPLS Program Book and Agenda, it is also attached below as a PDF.

2010's Summit was specifically designed for grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention - state and local health departments, community planning group (CPG) members, capacity building assistance providers, community-based organizations, and other interested HIV prevention partners - and featured workshops, discussions and plenary sessions.

The Summit offered AIDS directors, program managers, executive directors, HIV prevention program staff, CPG members, and other HIV prevention partners a forum to disseminate and exchange information to enhance their program planning and management with innovative strategies for implementing HIV prevention programs. Attendees also received important information, skills building, and opportunities to share lessons learned.

The 2010 HPLS website was -

Sponsor: The AIDS Institute (TAI)

Co-sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Partner: Academy for Educational Development (AED)

Partner: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Partner: National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)

Partner: National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)


2010 HPLS Plenary Sessions

As part of the HPLS  program, dynamic speakers from the White House, HHS and CDC leadership addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and what it means for  CDC-funded programs at several plenary sessions throughout the  conference.

Opening Plenary - "Taking HIV Prevention to the  Next Level"
Monday, December 13, 9:30 - 11:30am

During this session, attendees heard from the director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC, Dr.  Jonathan Mermin. He discussed the state of the epidemic and the latest trends and directions for HIV in the US. Dr. Mermin also  provided an overview of his vision for current expectations and future directions for CDC's HIV prevention activities in partnership with its grantees. Representatives from grantee organizations discussed their organizational role in moving the country's HIV prevention efforts forward.

Middle Plenary Luncheon - "Overview of the  National HIV/AIDS Strategy"
Tuesday, December 14, 11:45am - 1:15pm

Leaders from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC provided reflections on the  President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy; how they envision grantees collaborating with CDC to achieve the President's goal; and the specific directions that are being taken by The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention to achieve the President's goals.

Closing Plenary  Luncheon - "Implementing the Strategy: Where Do We Go from  Here?"
Wednesday, December 15, 1:15 - 2:45pm

This session provided an opportunity to reflect upon the role and evolution of HIV prevention community planning, explored the role of community planning in reaching the goals of the President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and discussed the challenges that must be met in order to achieve the intended results of the National Strategy.