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Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Nashville

More than 4,000 Nashvillians live with HIV. Mayor David Briley announced the formation of this task force as a response to an Ending the Epidemic Summit held in December 2017. The task force will present a plan by December 1, 2018, World AIDs Day, with steps to raise awareness and reduce stigma, improve care and support for those living with HIV, and expand prevention strategies to prevent future infections.

Task Force Members

  • Dr. James Hildreth, President, Meharry Medical College (Task Force Chair)
  • Dr. Bill Paul, Director, Metro Public Health Department
  • Dr. Carolyn Wester, Medical Director for HIV/AIDS/STD, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Dr. Stephen Raffanti, CMO, Comprehensive Care Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Stephanie Bailey, Senior Associate, Dean of Public Health Practice, Meharry School of Public Health
  • Representative John Ray Clemmons, Tennessee General Assembly
  • Brian Haile, CEO, Neighborhood Health
  • Kevin Hartman, Owner, Nashville Pharmacy Services
  • Councilwoman Sharon Hurt, Acting Executive Director, Street Works
  • Joseph Interrante, CEO, Nashville CARES
  • Michele Johnson, Executive Director, Tennessee Justice Center
  • Julian Leggs, Community Advocate
  • Rev. Edwin Sanders, Senior Servant, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
  • Tom Ward, Executive Director, Oasis Center