3rd Annual Conference on HIV & Aging

Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Older Adults In New York State

Monday, March 28, 2016,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
New York University Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium - 4th Fl
60 Washington Sq. South
New York, NY 10012


Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control

Daniel O’Connell
Director, NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute

Nursing CE Credits provided - the NYU College of Nursing, Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by The American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

For more information, contact:

Liz Seidel:

Sponsored by:


Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nurses, New York University College of Nursing

Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR)

 This program was partially funded by the New York City Council


Dean Eileen Sullivan-Mark,  NYU College of Nursing

Introduction and Overview
Dr. Mark Brennan-Ing, ACRIA and NYU College of Nursing

Keynote: Ending the Epidemic(ETE) Overview
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner NYC DOHMH, Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control

Panel: Consumer Prospective on the ETE Initiative
Moderator: Danielle C. Ompad, CDHUR, New York University. Michelle Lopez, Connie Dukes, Fernando Ferrer

Sexual Health, Histories and HIV/STI Testing in Clinical Settings
Dr. Barrie Raik, Cornell Weill Medical Center and Dr. Debbie Greenberg, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

HIV/STI Prevention Issues Facing Older Adults: PrEP, PEP and Condoms
Dr. Tonya Taylor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

HIV/STI Social Messaging Targeting Older Adult
Sammy Jurardo, Director at SJ Coaching Network

Multimorbitity in Older Adults with HIV
Dr. Jeffrey Kwong, Columbia University School of Nursing

Infusing Geriatric Care Principles into Care of the Aging Patient with HIV 
Dr. Harjot Singh, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Center for Special Studies (HIV/AIDS)

Policy Initiatives Addressing Older Adults in Ending the Epidemic
Dan O’Connell, NYS DOH AIDS Institute

Engaging the Community in Ending the Epidemic
Christy Jared, MS, RN, HIGN NYU College of Nursing: Jeff Rindler, The GMHC Buddy Program; Tom Weber, SAGE Programs for Older Adults with HIV; Dr. Elizabeth Figueroa, ACRIA’s Telephone Support Intervention for Depression

Closing: The Context of Ending the Epidemic: Age Makes a Difference!
Joseph Lunievicz, Deputy Executive Director for Programs, ACRIA

ACRIA and Amida Care To Co-host White House ONAP Listening Sessions

ACRIA and Amida Care will cohost two “A Dialogue for Life” forums led by Douglas Brooks, the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. They offer an opportunity to learn more about the efforts of AIDS organizations, consumers, and advocates to advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, increase access to care under the Affordable Care Act, and to address Ryan White and HOPWA funding needs.

These forums are open to the public in order to engage as many consumers, providers, and adovcates as possible about the innovations, successes and challenges faced in the fight against HIV in New York.

The first session will be held in Upper Manhattan and will focus on how these matters afect NYC, particularly Harlem, Washington Heights, and the South Bronx. The second will be held in central Brooklyn, focused on Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Thursday August 7, 2014                                    
1:30pm – 4:30pm
The Schomburg Center  
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, NY 10037

Subway: 2 or 3 train to 135th St.
MTA Bus: M7, M102 to 135th St.

Friday August 8, 2014
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Brooklyn Law School
205 State Street, 22nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall Station
M, R to Court Street Station
A, C, F to Jay Street-Borough Hall Station
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Or email: or call 844-304-8765

Community cosponsors include: ACACIA Network, ACT UP New York, ASCNYC, APICHA, Baily House, BOOM!Health, Bridging Access to Care, Callen Lorde Community Health Center, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Empire State Pride Agenda, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Harlem United, HELP/PSI, Hispanic AIDS Forum, Housing Works, Iris House, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Legal Action Center, Legal Services NYC, LGBT Community Center, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Project Hospitality, St. Mary’s Center, SUNY Downstate, Village Care, William F. Ryan Community Health Network

ACRIA Sponsors IAC Satellite on Global HIV and Aging

SUSA20:  15 by 15 and the End of AIDS: Now What? 

Venue: Room 104, Time: 20.07.2014, 11:15 - 13:15

Organizers: ACRIA, MAC AIDS Fund, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and The Graying of AIDS

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV disease into a chronic, albeit serious, illness. Most with HIV can now live near-normal life spans and AIDS-related complications are rare. The end of AIDS is in sight, but caring for 50 million people with HIV will become paramount. The success of ART is often marred by co-occurring conditions. Many aging with HIV develop multiple chronic illnesses usually associated with very old age; the challenge is to create a long-term, chronic health care system. In developing countries, the fragile medical and social services infrastructure cannot respond to the growing number of older adults with HIV. In developed countries, systems often fail to maintain care engagement and treatment adherence, contributing to morbidity and increasing demands on already strained health and human services. A coordinated response from the UN, governments, NGOs, and communities is needed to ensure that those aging with HIV receive needed care and support.

11:15     Introduction to the Satellite
Dr. Mark Brennan-Ing; Director for Research and Evaluation, ACRIA and New York University College of Nursing; New York, NY, USA, and Ms. Dorothy Onyango; Founder, Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK); Nairobi, Kenya                

11:30    Opening Remarks                                           
Dr. Luiz Loures; Assistant Secretary General, United Nations, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS; Geneva, Switzerland  

11:40    Initiatives to End AIDS and Implications for Aging        
Mr. Daniel Tietz; Chief Special Services Officer, New YorkCity Human Resources Administration; New York, NY USA                         

11:50    Epidemiology of an Aging Epidemic, Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy   
Dr. Stephen Karpiak; Senior Director for Research and Evaluation, ACRIA and New York University College ofNursing; New York, NY, USA   

12:00    Growing Older with HIV in Resource Poor Settings: Uganda                                                                   
Professor Janet Seeley; Head of the Social Science Programme, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute; Entebbe, Uganda    
12:10    Aging with HIV in Resource Rich Settings: Australia                                                                         
Dr. Catherine MacPhail; Doctoral Research Fellow, CRN for Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of New England; Armidale, NSW, Australia

12:20    Experiences of PWHA Aging in Australia
Mr. John Rock; Sydney, Australia

12:30    Developing Programs to Address HIV and Aging in Resource Rich Settings
Mr. Garry Brough; Membership and Involvement Officer, Terrence Higgins Trust; London, UK

12:40    Discussant                                                                                                                  
Dr. Rosemary Gillespie; Chief Executive Officer, Terrence Higgins Trust; London, UK

12:50    General Discussion and Closing