The 10th Annual IAS Conference on HIV Science Highlights

In July 2019, our Senior Redress Officer, Nadine Lawrence, and one of our Community Facilitators, Junior Reid, represented our organization (and by extension, Jamaica) at the 10th, biannual, International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Sciences, held in Mexico.

Junior was selected as a exemplary Healthcare Provider, through the Me and My Healthcare Provider campaign, which ran from March to July 2019.

Junior and Nadine standing with other recipients of the Me and My Healthcare Provider award along with Nelli who was the campaign/competition coordinator.

Also, Nadine had the opportunity to present on the Jamaica Anti-Discrimination System (JADS) and wowed the ambassador of PEPFAR, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., who openly stated that “We would be willing to put our money into initiatives like these”.

Nadine standing alongside Deborah L. Birx, M.D. , Ambassador of PEPFAR.

The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. This biennial conference presents the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that moves science into policy and practice
– International AIDS Society (2019)