Mayor Barry and Community Stakeholders Hold Ending the Epidemic Summit
Seek Commitment for Developing Blueprint to End the HIV Epidemic in Nashville
Mayor Megan Barry, the Metro Public Health Department, community leaders, and stakeholders, including the HIV, faith and academic communities, are joining together on World AIDS Day, December 1, to commit to Ending the HIV Epidemic in Nashville.
The Summit will be held at the Cal Turner Center at Meharry Medical College where more than 100 participants will join together to learn about advances in HIV treatment and prevention and commit to working collectively to develop a plan to end the epidemic in Nashville for good.
Advances in anti-viral treatment allow persons living with HIV to achieve viral suppression and effectively prevent HIV transmission. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are effective treatments that can prevent HIV infection for those most at risk. We have the tools at our disposal to End the Epidemic in Nashville but we need a plan to reach those at risk to stop new transmission of the virus.