USCA 2016: U.S. Conference on AIDS Discusses HIV Prevention and Access to Care


The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA 201c), sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council,is taking place this week, September 15-18, in Hollywood, Florida. The largest U.S. conference focused on the community-based response to HIV/AIDS, USCA brings together researchers, front-line providers, community organizations, government policymakers, and people living with HIV and their advocates to discuss how to improve access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

Topics highlighted at this year's 20th anniversary meeting include expanding awareness of and access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), improving outcomes along the HIV continuum of care, reaching communities of color, fighting HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and the needs and challenges of older people living with HIV. Being in South Florida, the conference will also focus on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

Notable speakers this year renowned HIV researchers David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and journalist Melissa Harris-Perry.

For more information about USCA 2016 and to follow updates from the conference, see the following resources: 



U.S. Conference on AIDS.