New York, NY (August 30, 2023) — Representatives from three national CAI projects that advance the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. goals will be presenting their work at the 27th annual U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA), which kicks off in Washington, DC, next week.
USCHA is the largest HIV-related gathering in the United States, bringing together thousands of participants from all segments of the HIV epidemic. Trainers and support specialists from two CAI initiatives—Technical Assistance Provider innovation network (TAP-in) and National HIV Classroom Learning Center—will share success stories and innovative, evidence-based practices on topics related to HIV treatment and prevention during three workshop sessions:
- TWIST: A CDC Intervention Co-Authored by Transgender Women
- Improving Housing Opportunities as a Core Component of EHE
- Health Education Videos as a Tool for Equity
These initiatives represent just some of CAI’s innovative work to train and support more than 100,000 professionals working in HIV-service organizations in the last five years alone.
“CAI has been working alongside partner organizations—including the CDC and HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau—since the early days of the epidemic with training, technical assistance, and community engagement projects,” said Tony Jimenez, Senior Vice President at CAI. “We’re excited to share what we’re learning about evolving areas of the work, such as syndemic theory, and learning from our colleagues in the field.”
In addition to the national projects presenting at the conference and CAI’s Rapid ART Dissemination Assistance Provider initiative, CAI works extensively with the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute and the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services, to end the HIV epidemic.