About this Event
Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Huer, Managing Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law
Dr. Anatole Manzi, Director of Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement, Partners in Health
Personal experience as a nurse leader in rural Rwanda; beginning of PIH HIV care and tx programing; history of PIH work in Haiti – Global Fund and PEPFAR
Panelists: (in speaking order)
Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Focusing on the 1980s and the birth of the AIDS movement in the US and its reluctant attention to women living with HIV, Aziza will discuss the importance of social justice movements in the AIDS struggle.
Brook K. Baker, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Brook will focus briefly on progress to date, including the huge expansions in testing and treatment access, improved ARV affordability, and civil society activism and engagement, but also the persistent and looming problems: continuing high incident rates and the looming youth boom in Africa, late presentation & disconnection from care, shrinking donor and domestic funding, and failures to reach underserved and marginalized populations including MSMs, sex workers, people who inject drugs, men, young women, displaced populations, and rural populations.
Dr. Cassandra Pierre, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Cassandra, an infectious disease doctor at Boston Medical Center, will present domestic and clinical perspectives on expansion of testing, engagement and retention for patients living with HIV; new federal programming; and law enforcement efforts and structural impediments impacting at-risk communities including immigrants and people who inject drugs.
Discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Anatole Manz.