2019 National Summit on HIV Stigma

March 18th, 2019


Registration is now closed.


NASTAD, a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world, has been working to address HIV stigma since 2011. The organization released “Addressing Stigma,” in May 2014 and it became one of NASTAD’s most enduring resources. The toolkit introduced “The Bar Before the Bars” and encouraged health departments to think innovatively about addressing HIV stigma across its programs. 


As a continuation of its efforts, NASTAD is convening a National Summit on HIV Stigma. The consultation will be structured so that health department staffers, federal partners, and community stakeholders can explore innovative ways to address stigma in the context of the shifting HIV prevention landscape. The summit will specifically look to address these six aspects: implicit bias; resources and messaging; internalized stigma; evaluating stigma reduction; intersectionality and race; and HIV criminalization.


The National Summit on HIV Stigma will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in Atlanta, GA.


Monday, March 18, 2019 

Morning Session: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Afternoon Session: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

(Participants can register for one session.)


HIV stigma, and its many intersecting issues, continues to create barriers to health departments trying to develop modernized HIV prevention and treatment programs. Many of these health departments have reached out to NASTAD for technical assistance on how to better address stigma. This summit is one piece of NASTAD’s ongoing effort to enhance the dialogue on this subject among health departments, subject matter experts, federal partners and stakeholders.


Morning Session

Erik Elias Glenn, Executive Director, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus

Lydia Guy Ortiz, Stigma Reduction Coordinator, Washington State Department of Health

Maxx Boykin, Senior Program Coordinator, Black AIDS Institute

Afternoon Session

Dr. Donna H. McCree, Associate Director for Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC

Dr. LaRon E. Nelson, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester


NASTAD will confirm all registrations and the exact meeting venue by March 11, 2019.

For questions about the National Summit on HIV Stigma, please contact Isaiah Webster.