Forum on HIV, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex With Men

Sep 16, 2009

NASW’s EvelynTomaszewski is the moderator for this event.

Forum On Hiv, Human Rights And Men Who Have Sex With Men

Sponsored by UNAIDS in collaboration with

The HIV Policy Working Group on Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Sexual Minorities

Presentations by Dr. Eric Goosby and Michel Sidibé

WHAT: To discuss the future of the AIDS response with a focus on the vulnerable population of men who have sex with men, UNAIDS, in collaboration with The HIV Policy Working Group on Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Sexual Minorities, is convening international AIDS experts, members of Congress and senior U.S. government officials. The event is co-sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Global Forum on MSM & HIV, Advocates for Youth, AIDS Action, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, psi, IGLHRC, amfAR, National Association of Social Workers, and International Woman’s Health Coalition. There will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with panelists at the end of the forum.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

WHO: Presentations by:

Dr. Eric Goosby, Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS


Tudor Kovacs, Population Services International, Romania

Jaevion Nelson, Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN), Jamaica

Dr. Cheikh E. Traore, Senior Advisor, Sexual Diversity, UNDP

Other available experts:

George Ayala, Executive Officer, Global Forum on MSM and HIV

Chris Collins, Vice President and Director, Public Policy, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

In cooperation with:

The Honorable Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA)

The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200

Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003