Iris House Summit Contact

Kimberly Richardson 
Iris House, Inc. 
646-548-0100 ext 221 

HIV Education At All Ages

Date: Monday May 5, 2014 

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Location: New York Academy of Medicine

Address: 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York NY at East 103rd Street

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Community Health Fair

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd State Office Building (On the Plaza)

Address: 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY

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9th Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit

HIV Education At All Ages

 Monday, May 5th 2014

Registration is required for this event and individuals interested in attending are encouraged to register early.

Organizations that are interested in having staff or clients/groups attend must register each person as guests.

For more information please contact Kimberly Richardson at 646-548-0100 ext 221


Summit Registration is closed.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Lunch Sold Out. 

 Schedule Below

For your convenience, many past year’s presentations are available to download in pdf format.  Click here for more information.  

8:00 am     Networking Breakfast

8:30 am     Welcome/Opening

8:45 am Update on Women and Girls and HIV by Jacqueline Rurangirwa, MPH, Director of Quality Management & Capacity Building, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

9:30 am    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, a panel discussion 

10:45 am – 11:45 am    Breakout Sessions, Round 1* 

  • Prepping for PrEP: Preparing ASO Leadership for a changing business paradigm – Keith Rawlings of Gilead Sciences
  • Health Promotion Education and Coordination for HIV+ Individuals Over 50 – STAR Health, SUNY Downstate
  • Birds, Bees and Bias: How NY Sex Ed Standards Fail NY’s Students – HIV Law Project, NYCLU
  • Unspoken: Sexuality, Romance and Reproductive Freedom for US Women Living with HIV – Positive Women’s Network
  • Intimate Partner Violence & HIV: Responding to the Adolescent Population – NYS Office for the Prevention of DV
  • Let’s Talk Sex and Safety: An Intergenerational Dialogue on the Intersections of HIV and Gender Based Violence – The Women’s Collective* 

12:00 – 1:00 pm        Breakout Sessions, Round 2* 

  • Finding and Managing Program Income – a key to Financial Sustainability
  • Reading, Listening and Talking Back to Mainstream Media’s HIV Coverage – Positive Women’s Network
  • Women Aging with HIV: our Stories – GMHC
  • Overcoming Anger by Building Confidence – 30 for 30 Campaign Project
  • Enhancing Care and Reducing Barriers to Medical Care for Women of Color with HIV in Brooklyn – HEAT/SUNY/CUNY
  • YOLO! How to Do it Right! – BOOM! Health

 1:00 – 2:30 pm    Luncheon and Panel of HIV+ Women from a range of Generations (Pre-Registration Required)

Lunch Sold Out

          Attendees registered after 5:00pm on April 29, 2014 will be added to a waiting list for lunch. 

3:00 – 4:00 pm        Breakout Sessions, Round 3* 

  • Moving Beyond our Original Missions – BOOM! Health
  • From Anger to Advocacy: Keeping Women on the Agenda – The Women’s Collective
  • A Stronger Kind of Love: Life After a Positive Diagnosis – Lolisa Gibson-Hunter & Daryl Hunter
  • “I’m Unhealthy and I Know it” – William F. Ryan Community Health Center
  • ACT UP FIGHT BACK FIGHT AIDS – AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power

4:00 – 5:00 pm        Networking Reception, Exhibit Hall and Poster Presentations 

Invited Poster Presentations Include: 

  • The Effects of Culturally Sensitive HIV Education on High Risk Sexual Behaviours among African American Women, DeLisa Crosby, PhD
  • Evaluating the Success of an HIV Prevention Intervention for young Black and Latina Girls in Irvington, NJ, Iris House
  • Efficacy of a Pilot Cognitive Remediation Program for HIV Positive Adults with Neurocognitive Impairment, NYPH/CUMC
  • Prevention with Positive Persons: The Positive Life Workshop, NYCDoHMH
  • Adapting Traditional Outreach and Engagement Strategies for a New Digital Landscape, United Community Centers, Inc
  • A Spotlight on the Women's Collective Youth Program, Women's Collective
  • Improving Rates of HIV Testing in the Third Trimester in a High Prevalence Urban Hospital, Harlem Hospital
  • How Expanding an HIV Women's Support Group Became a Family of Choice, UNC - Chapel Hill  

*Breakout Sessions subject to change