The AIDS Institute at the United States Conference on AIDS 2015

Join The AIDS Institute during the United States Conference on AIDS in our nation's capital, Washington, DC from September 10-13, 2015. Visit The AIDS Institute and AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families - Exhibit Booth #200

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Workshop: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Location: Congress, Level 4

Integrating Hepatitis Services into HIV Programs - Hepatitis Pathway

HIV programs are a critical pathway to the necessary expansion of viral hepatitis services, including screening, vaccination, confirmatory testing, and referral to care and treatment. In this workshop, speakers will discuss opportunities for and share examples of integrating hepatitis services into HIV programs. The workshop will describe provisions under the Ryan White Program and the ACA to support the provision of viral hepatitis services, in particular HCV testing and counseling; share data from a national survey about how health department HIV programs are supporting HCV testing; provide examples of how HIV programs have integrated viral hepatitis services; and highlight tools and resources to support service integration efforts.

Presenters

Lisa Stand, Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Corinna Dan, Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Chris Taylor, Senior Director, Viral Hepatitis, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Gretchen Weiss, Director of HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Seminar: 2:30 - 5:30 pm | Location: Treasury, Level 4

ACA Implementation for People with HIV – Overcoming Challenges to Accessing Medications

As the ACA continues to be implemented, The AIDS Institute and others have identified barriers people living with HIV and others with chronic health conditions have encountered in accessing prescription medications.  This seminar will examine some of those barriers, including high patient cost-sharing, insufficient drug coverage, lack of plan transparency, the use of medication management tools and mail order only pharmacies.  Efforts underway to improve patient access to medications, including new state and federal regulations, discrimination complaints, and conversations with issuers will be examined.  Finally, steps that can be taken in the future will be discussed.

Welcome

Michael Ruppal, Executive Director, The AIDS Institute, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families

Introduction

Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute

Part I: Challenges

The AIDS Institutes's Findings in Florida

Lisa Stand, Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

National Findings on QHP Formularies and Utilization Management

Kelly Brantley, Senior Manager, Avalere

Part II: Solutions - Florida

NHeLP/TAI Complaint & ACA Non-Discrimination Proposed Rule

Wayne Turner, Staff Attorney, NHeLP

Success in Florida

Carl Schmid

Part III: Solutions - CA and Federal

Success in California

Craig Pulsipher, State Affairs Specialist, AIDS Project Los Angeles

I Am (Still) Essential

Carl Schmid

Questions & Answers and Discussion Throughout

 

Friday, September 11, 2015 | Workshop: 2:30 - 4:00 pm | Location: Supreme Court, Level 4

Keeping the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Funded and Current

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program needs to be continued and funded, and absent of reauthorization, the Program must adapt to the changing health care landscape within the current law.  The FY2016 appropriations process relative to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will be discussed, along with ways in which the Program can adapt under current law.  Strategies to distribute funding to areas with unmet need, including supplemental funding, and provide care and treatment to people with HIV who are co-infected with hepatitis will be examined.

Introduction

Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute

Part I: Current Funding Outlook

Overview of Ryan White in 2016 Budget and Appropriations

Nick Taylor, Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Part II: Addressing Gaps in the Ryan White Program

Flexibility Under Current Law

Lisa Stand, Senior Policy Associate, The AIDS Institute

Unmet Needs and Suggested Improvements

Carolyn McAllaster, Executive Director, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative

Part III: Looking Ahead

The Future of the Ryan White Program

Carl Schmid

Questions & Answers and Discussion Throughout

 

Friday, September 11, 2015 | Workshop: 4:00 - 5:30 pm | Location: Community Connections - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 - The Road Ahead for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV)

This workshop will provide an overview of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, its vision and goals, and the 10 quantitative indicators designed to monitor our progress and ensure that the goals of the Strategy are achieved. The workshop will also provide suggestions on how organizations and service providers throughout the DMV regions can foster collaborative partnerships to educate their communities on the mission, vision and goals of the updated Strategy as well as examine some of the anticipated challenges that these regions may face in coordinating the efforts required to achieve the goals outlined in the National Strategy.

Presenters

Dr. Ivy Turnbull, Deputy Executive Director, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families, Co-Chair, USCA 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee

Leandrea Gilliam, Staff Consultant, Us Helping Us People Into Living, Inc.

Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, & TB Administration, DC Department of Health

Marsha Martin, Director, Policy and Partnerships, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Matthew Rose, Program Coordinator, Black AIDS Institute, Co-Chair, USCA 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee

Blake Rowley, Manager on Health Equity and Prevention, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Young Black Gay Men's Leadership Initiative

 

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | Workshop: 4:30 - 6:00 pm | Location: Union Station, Level 3

PrEP and nPEP: Development of a Statewide Strategic Plan to Guide Implementation

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines on the use of PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection in the United States. Information still needs to be distributed widely to ensure providers as well as the community have the most up-to-date facts about PrEP. The workshop will focus on the partnership between The AIDS Institute and key stakeholders who conducted a series of strategies that led to the development of a strategic plan for guiding implementation of specific biomedical interventions, including PrEP and nPEP in Florida and how they can replicate these strategies in their respective areas.

Presenters

Michael Ruppal, Executive Director, The AIDS Institute, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families

Michelle Scavnicky, Director of Education, The AIDS Institute

Jesse Fry, State Policy Analyst, The AIDS Institute

Marlene LaLota, HIV/AIDS Section Administrator, Florida Health

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