More than 3,000 advocates and activists gathered in September in Orlando for the U.S. Conference on AIDS, organized by NMAC (formerly the National Minority AIDS Council).
The four-day conference addressed issues such as PrEP and PEP, aging and long-term survivors, the opioid epidemic, and trauma-informed care.
PA editor-in-chief Jeff Berry and art director Rick Guasco attended the conference. Berry helped lead a discussion on the issues and needs of long-term survivors for The Reunion Project. Guasco was part of NMAC’s cohort of attendees over age 50, and helped stage a rousing presentation called The Survivor Monologues.
The TPAN/POSITIVELY AWARE booth also made an impression. With a luxuriously ornate sofa and decorative chairs provided by Andee’s Thrift Shop in Orlando, the booth was furnished more like a living room, creating an engaging conversation space that attracted conference goers.