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HIV/AIDS
Section Newsletter
Winter 2004

Greetings from the Chair!

Happy New Year, everyone!

It seems hard to believe that the first month of 2004 is almost over. The 2004 Leadership Group of the HIV/AIDS Section is already hard at work on our duties to move us forward as a vital and growing section of APHA. For example, our Program Chair, Scott Smith, has assembled a pool of reviewers for the abstracts we're expecting in record numbers this year. Chair-elect Mike Case, our Nominating Committee Chair, is looking ahead to the nominations we need to make for the 2005 elected positions. We've already lined up our 2005 Program Chair, Scott Rhodes, and he's working with Scott Smith on this year's program, as well as serving as one of our newest members on Section Council. We've got some fresh new faces in our Leadership Group and we're hoping to become more visible, more active, and an unstoppable force! We also have some "familiar faces" that are also hard at work on behalf of the Section. We're looking forward to the Annual Meeting in Washington in November and plan to break even more records this year!

Please contact me if you wish to become more involved in Section activities. We'll be glad to match your talents with the tasks we have at hand. We are still looking for Section members who live and work in the metro DC area to help us plan our social events for the 2004 Annual Meeting. If you're interested in working on one of our committees, please peruse our Leadership Group list and e-mail the person with whom you'd like to work. Let's keep the excitement up in 2005, and we can do it with your help! In the fight against HIV/AIDS, everyone is a V.I.P.! Thank you for your commitment and support - it's what separates HIV/AIDS from all the other things out there - the passion and willingness of those who work hard to make a difference. Together, we CAN make a difference.

The 2003 Annual Meeting

Thanks to the hard work of some 100 abstract reviewers, 20 session moderators, and one really superb committee, the 2003 Annual meeting was one of the best yet. We received over 400 abstract submissions -- of which we were able to select 80 for oral presentation in our scientific sessions, 30 for roundtable presentation, and nearly 100 posters -- covering a broad range of topics in the HIV field. Moderators report that all of our sessions were very well attended and evaluations show that our sessions were highly rated by attendees. Thanks to everyone -- abstract authors, reviewers, moderators, and those who attended our sessions -- for your contribution to the HIV/AIDS Section's San Francisco program.

We had a blast in San Francisco!

The HIV/AIDS Section members had some wonderful opportunities to meet and socialize with one another in San Francisco. I hope you were able to join us. We started the conference by having a get together at the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Health Project.

The mission of the UCSF AIDS Health Project is to provide culturally sensitive counseling and education to stop the spread of HIV infection, and to help people face the emotional, psychological and social challenges of living with HIV disease. Members were able to learn about the work of the AIDS Health Project, which includes providing direct mental health services to people with HIV disease, seronegative people, friends, family members, and partners of people with HIV disease, and caregivers. What a great organization and a great opportunity to mingle with Section members, APHA attendees, community members and staff of the AIDS Health Project.

This Sunday evening social gave Section members the opportunity to explore the San Francisco Castro district and to walk outside of Moscone Convention Center for fresh air.

I don't think many folks stayed out late on Sunday night, because there was a great turnout for our New Members breakfast at 7 on Monday morning. Over 25 people attended the new members breakfast and dined on coffee, bagels, etc. Those present had the opportunity to introduce her or himself and to talk about their interest in the Section. The Monday morning breakfast was held at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Not many folks were in the building during our meeting. However, it may have been a bit too early for people from the west coast to make it downtown on time.

As usual, our most well attended event was the Tuesday night social and Awards Banquet. Over 200 APHA attendees came to the meeting to hear our invited speaker Dr. Mervyn Silverman, who has a long and illustrious career working in the field of HIV. Dr. Silverman spoke to a standing room only crowd. Several different people were acknowledged for their service to the Section or for their Outstanding Presentation made during the conference.

The HIV/AIDS Section would like to thank our generous sponsors for the social events. These include the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center for the Sunday night social at AIDS Health Project, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies for the New Member Breakfast on Monday morning, and the Section itself for hosting the Tuesday night event.

For those of you who missed out on any of these activities in San Francisco, plan ahead now and don't miss out when we meet in Washington, D.C.

Nominations

Having completed the 2003 Annual Meeting, it's time to turn our thoughts to elections….HIV/AIDS Section elections I mean. Not that other, although equally important, campaign now going on.

In a few short weeks the Section will choose a Chair-Elect, a Secretary-Elect, and two Section Counselors (for three-year terms). We are waiting verification that the Section will choose another Governing Council representative (two-year term). Our rapid growth during the last year may give us another Governing Council seat for this cycle.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail, <michael_case@med.unc.edu>. When they are available from APHA, I will forward you the nomination form which you will complete online to enter your candidacy. You may also nominate a member of the Section for an office, however, please notify the nominee that you are doing so as they will need to complete the online form to be considered for one of the positions.

Election ballots will be online and the membership notified of the voting process by e-mail in late March.

Advocacy and Action with APHA

The Action Board really began to focus on grassroots organizing in 2003. Advocacy efforts focused on APHA's three priority areas for the year that will continue in 2004: Access to Health Care; Health Disparities; and Public Health Infrastructure. Members received action alerts, fact sheets were created for the priority areas, Hill visits were coordinated and the website was updated to include the e-advocacy tool to help mobilize members, <http://www.capwiz.com/apha/home>, and APHA's Legislative Network is up and running, <http://www.apha.org/legislative/eform.cfm>. The Action Board is one of APHA's main channels to generate action by the Sections/SPIGS/affiliates and general membership.

Advocacy and action by the HIV/AIDS Section was visible last year. We were one of only four units within APHA to organize Capitol Hill visits during our mid-year Leadership meeting in May 2003. We also met with several CDC staff, including Dr. Janssen, to discuss CDC's Advancing HIV Prevention (AHP) initiative that represents a significant shift in how HIV prevention work is done. This discussion resulted in approval of our request to APHA to schedule a late breaker session during the Annual Meeting (the deadline had passed to submit abstracts at that point and a late breaker session gave us one more "slot" to schedule presenters) to continue discussion on the implications of this initiative.

Education + Action = Advocacy. This is a key point in APHA's Advocacy Manual. The main job of an advocate is to educate policy-makers and the public. This is not the same as a lobbyist, and it is possible for government workers to educate legislators. As public health professionals and HIV activists, we have information that policy-makers need.

Even if your legislator does not support what you do, it's important for them to know that people in the district care about these issues and oppose their position. APHA needs help to ensure that our needs and accomplishments are being recognized on Capitol Hill. The most powerful message a member of Congress receives comes from a constituent in his/her home district.

As 2004 gets under way, there are already several advocacy opportunities waiting for you!

1. Get familiar with what APHA's Web site has to offer. Go to <www.apha.org> and click on the Legislation, Advocacy & Policy link. From there you can take a closer look at the 2004 Priority Issues, the Weekly Legislative Updates, and you can join the Legislative Advocacy Network by choosing your level of involvement - whether it's to participate in meetings, make calls, or write letters. There's a separate section for Action and you can also review APHA's policy statements.

2. National Public Health Week - April 5 - April 11, 2004: Within the Legislation, Advocacy & Policy area, you can learn more about the activities going on around the country. Visit <www.apha.org/nphw>. Sign-up to stay informed!

3. March for Women's Lives [formerly called March for Choice] - April 25, 2004 in Washington D.C.: These issues affect more than half of our population, so go to <www.marchforchoice.org> to read about how you can get involved and take some action!

4. Visits to Capitol Hill: Plans are now under way for the HIV/AIDS Section Leadership meeting to include Hill visits once again. BUT, if any of you find yourselves in DC over the course of the year, perhaps visiting legislators as part of other coalitions, please contact APHA. Staff will provide you with talking points and background information on APHA's priority issues to use during your meetings.

HIV/AIDS is integral to ALL of APHA's priority areas. As we all do what we can for HIV advocacy, whether it's around Ryan White Care Act reauthorization, ADAP, Medicaid or Prevention - please remember that HIV issues serve as a paradigm for challenges faced by Public Health everyday. Let's TAKE ACTION in 2004!

Policies & Resolutions

The HIV/AIDS Section's Policy and Resolution Committee had an active year in 2003. In a collaborative effort with the International Health Section we submitted two resolutions for consideration: 1) The Importance of Prevention Efforts with HIV-Positive Individuals and 2) Supporting Increased U.S. Investments in Bilateral and Multilateral Programs to Address the Epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Both of these resolutions were enacted by vote of the Governing Council at APHA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco and are now official APHA Policy Statements. (Please see the APHA Web site for complete text of the Policies - 2003-03 and 2003-22, respectively). A special THANK YOU to Titilayo Ainegbesua Oladosu-Okoror and Diana Silimperi of the IH Section for their great work and assistance in coordinating our Sections' policy activities this past year.

This year the HIV/AIDS section will submit one proposed resolution addressing Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Programs.

The two major priorities for the remainder of this year will be to review existing APHA policy statements for any gaps in issues related to HIV/AIDS and to identify any outstanding implementation steps in existing policy statements.

Please contact me if you're interested in participating in either of these activities or have additional ideas.

PLEDGE 04.STOP.AIDS: A Presidential Platform for 2004

There are 43 million people with AIDS in the world today. By the end of the decade, the U.S. Government projects this number to balloon to 100 million. Yet UNAIDS explains that the epidemic is "in its infancy." The World Health Organization projects that the scourge of AIDS will not peak for another 30-40 years. Secretary of State Colin Powell has stated that the global AIDS crisis is the greatest threat facing the world today. By killing people of working age and creating millions of orphans, this grave epidemic devastates economies, destroys the social fabric of nations, and destabilizes global security. With more than three million deaths expected this year in an accelerating epidemic, AIDS must be recognized by presidential contenders as one of the very highest priority foreign policy issues facing the globe. AIDS is the major issue of our lifetimes. Candidates seeking to be the leader of the United States must have a comprehensive plan to stop global AIDS - including candidates seeking reelection.

The undersigned organizations urge candidates for President to adopt this nine-point plan to stop the global AIDS pandemic:

If elected President of the United States, I pledge to:

Donate the Dollars: at least $30 billion by 2008 to fight global AIDS. The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the premier financing vehicle to fund country-driven programs to stop AIDS. The United States Government will make annual payments to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at levels equal to at least 33 perecent of the Fund's needs, commensurate with the U.S. share of the global economy. In addition, the United States will also contribute at least $15 billion to retain and expand bilateral AIDS programs.

Treat the people in immediate clinical need. The United States must support antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV in clinical need, and commit the resources and personnel required to reach the WHO goal of at least three million people with HIV on antiretroviral treatments by 2005, 7 million by 2007, and towards universal treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS by 2012.

Support trade policies that ensure access to affordable generic drugs. The United States will remove and cease inserting provisions in bilateral and regional trade agreements that limit countries' ability to take appropriate measures to address HIV/AIDS and other public health problems. The United States will no longer prevent countries from exporting generic medicines to developing countries that have issued a compulsory license to meet public health needs, or to countries where no patent is in effect. U.S. Trade policy must promote access to affordable medicine for all impoverished nations.

Drop the Debt. Candidates must pledge to use the power of the U.S. Treasury, as the largest donor to the IMF and the World Bank, to fully cancel the debts of the world's poorest countries, and put an end to the imposition of structural adjustment policies such as user fees and privatization of health care, education, and water.

Implement disease prevention policies guided by science, not politics. The United States must support effective, science-based prevention strategies, rather than politicized and unscientific approaches such as abstinence-only interventions. The United States must commit adequate resources to ensure access to a global supply of HIV prevention information, programs, and commodities to avert 29 million of the most preventable new adult HIV infections projected between now and 2010.

Stop the crisis amongst orphans and vulnerable children. The United States should commit billions of additional funds to address the needs of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The United States, working with other nations, should ensure the implementation of policies that provide total support to orphans and children in developing countries infected and affected by AIDS, through enrollment in school, housing, and access to health and social services.

Invest in the empowerment of women and girls. The United States must support policies that reduce the vulnerability of women and girls to infection and needless death, including greater access to female condoms; the development of vaginal microbicides to prevent sexual transmission of HIV by 2008; greatly expanded access to HIV, STD and reproductive health services; and programs preventing maternal-to-child transmission while ensuring treatment for mothers and family members.

Fight tuberculosis and malaria as part of a comprehensive plan to combat HIV/AIDS. The United States must uphold the targets set out with leaders of other wealthy nations in the G8 Okinawa 2000 agreement to reduce tuberculosis deaths and prevalence of the disease by 50 percent and reduce the burden of disease associated with malaria by 50 percent by 2010. For successful treatment of malaria, the U.S. should help finance the implementation of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in areas of high resistance to first-line treatments.

Ramp up research and development. The United States should commit considerable new resources towards developing effective vaccines and microbicides as well as simplified antiretroviral treatment and monitoring tools adapted for use in resource-poor settings along with novel and adaptive treatments for tuberculosis and malaria.

This platform has been endorsed by:

NATIONAL NGOs

Africa Action, USA
Africa Faith and Justice Network, USA
AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, USA
AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition (ATAC), USA
AIDS Treatment Data Network, USA
AIDS Treatment News, USA
AIDS.ORG, USA
AIDSPAN, USA
American Academy of HIV Medicine, USA
American Jewish World Service, USA
American Medical Student Association, USA
Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, USA
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, USA
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), USA
Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH), USA
Center for Women Policy Studies, USA
Central Conference of American Rabbis, USA
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization for Power (CHAMP), USA
Essential Action, USA
Ethics and Accountability in Health Care, USA
FIAR (Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research), USA
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, USA
GayPoz.com, USA
Global AIDS Alliance, USA
Global Campaign for Microbicides, USA
Harm Reduction Coalition, USA
Harm Reduction Coalition, USA
Health GAP (Global Access Project), USA
Human Rights Campaign, USA
Isaac Hayes Foundation, USA
Jubilee USA Network, USA
Keep A Child Alive, USA
Lutheran Student Movement USA
Mary Wohlford Foundation, USA
National Alliance of State and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, USA
National Association for Victims of Transfusion-Acquired AIDS, USA
National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), USA
National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), USA
National Association of Social Workers, USA
National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, USA
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, USA
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, USA
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USA
National Organization for Women (NOW), USA
Operation USA, USA
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, USA
Physicians for Human Rights, USA
Presbyterian Church, USA
Project Inform, USA
Queers For Peace And Justice Network, USA
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, USA
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS), USA
Share International, USA
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, USA
South Africa Development Fund, USA
Student Global AIDS Campaign, USA
Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), USA
Test Positive Aware Network, USA
The Evangelical Catholic Church in America, USA
Title II Community AIDS Action Network (TII CAAN), USA
Treatment Action Group, USA
True Majority Foundation, USA
Twana Twitu, USA
Union for Reform Judaism, USA
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, USA
United Church of Christ Network for Environmental and Economic Responsibility, USA
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society, USA
Washington Office on Africa, USA
Women's Environment and Development Organization, USA

LOCAL/REGIONAL Organizations
ACT UP Atlanta, GA
ACT UP Cleveland, OH
ACT UP East Bay, CA
ACT UP New York, NY
ActionAIDS, PA
African Services Committee, NY
AID Atlanta, Inc, GA
AID GWINNETT INC, GA
AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc, MD
AIDS Coalition of Texas Now! (ACT Now!), TX
AIDS Foundation of Chicago, IL
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, IL
AIDS Medicare Project, CA
AIDS Network, VA
AIDS Project of Central Iowa, IA
AIDS ReSearch Alliance, West Hollywood, CA
AIDS Services of Dallas, TX
AIDS Survival Project, GA
AIDS Task Force of the New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition, NJ
AIDS Treatment Access - Cuba, NY
Allied Productions, Inc., NY
Americans Mobilized Against Spread of AIDS in Africa (AMASAA), NY
AMSA (American Medical Student Association), Loyola Chapter, IL
Bailey House, NY
Bay Area Jubilee Debt Cancellation Coalition, CA
Beaver County AIDS Service Organization (BCASO), PA
Betances Health Center, NY
Better World Advertising, CA
Bioethics Interest Group (BIG), Loyola Chapter, IL
BPAN, Brooklyn
Brown University Center for AIDS Research, RI
Cambridge Cares About AIDS, Inc. MA
Capuchin JPE Commission, Midwest Province, MI
Center for Economic Justice, NM, DC
Center on Halsted / Horizons, IL
Chicago House and Social Service Agency, IL
Chicago Recovery Alliance, IL
CitiWide Harm Reduction, NY
Citizen Action/Illinois, IL
Clean Needles Now / Harm Reduction Central, CA
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), PA
Continuum HIV Day Services Inc., CA
Crusader Clinic/Living with HIV Program, IL
DuPage Global AIDS Action Network, IL
EASE, IL
END AIDS NOW!, NY
Episcopal Misión San Juan Bautista, NY
Fellowship of Reconciliation, WA
Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province, JPIC Office, CA
Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Logos, IL
Gay City Health Project, WA
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), NY
Georgetown University AIDS Coalition, DC
Georgia Rural Urban Summit, GA
Global Justice Columbia Chapter, NYC
Goddard Riverside Community Center, NY
Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church Deacon Board, KY
Harvard AIDS Coalition, MA
Harvard Medical School AIDS Action Initiative, MA
Hastings College PHIVE-O (Peer HIV Education Organization), NE
Hawaii Solidarity Committee, HI
HIV Advocacy Council of Oregon and SW Washington, OR
HIV and Hepatitis.com, CA
HIV Community Coalition of Metropolitan Washington, DC
Housing Works, NY
Howard Brown Health Center, IL
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, NJ
Immaculate Heart of Mary Office for Justice and Sustainability, MI
International Health Interest Group, Brown University Medical School, RI
International Women's Health Coalition, NY
INTERSECT, NY
Jubilee Northwest Coalition, WA
Justice Committee of the Congregation of St. Joseph, OH
Kansas National Action Network, KS
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, KY
KS National Action Network, IL
Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP), IL
Lifelong AIDS Alliance, WA
Living Room, Inc., GA
Maine AIDS Alliance, ME
Marcus Memorial Campaign, PA
Medical College of Wisconsin chapter of American Medical Student Association, WI
Metro Justice Rochester, NY
Michigan Advocates Exchange (MAX), MI
Michigan HIV/AIDS Council, MI
Michigan People Living With or Affected By HIV/AIDS Advisory Group, MI
Michigan Positive Action Coalition, MI
Middlebury College Student Global AIDS Campaign, VT
Minnesota AIDS Project, MN
Minority Task Force on AIDS, NY
Nebraska AIDS Project, NE
Neoyorquinos Socialistas, NY
New York AIDS Coalition, NY
New York Peer AIDS Education Coalition, NY
Nightsweats & T-cells, Co., OH
North Central Independent Living services Inc, MT
NW Coalition for AIDS Treatment in Africa (NCATA), WA
NW International Health Action Coalition (NIHAC), WA
NYC AIDS Housing Network, NY
NYC Student Initiative for AIDS, NY
Ohio AIDS Coalition, OH
Open Arms Youth Project Inc., OK
Oscar Cross Boy's & Girl's Club Alumni Association, KY
Out Front, MD
Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative, IL
Philadelphia NOW (National Organization of Women), PA
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Loyola, Chapter IL
Planet POZ , NM
Positive Hope, San Francisco
Positive Opportunities, Inc., PA
Priority Africa Network, CA
Project VIDA, Inc., IL
Resources For Survival, NY
San Francisco Bay Area Jubilee Debt Cancellation Coalition, CA
Search for a Cure, MA
Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, NY
SF Mayor's Office on AIDS & HIV Policy, CA
Siksik Foundation, MA
Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment (SMART), NY
Sisters of the Holy Cross, IN
Society for the Protection of East Asians' Human Rights (SPEAHR), NY
Sound Ecology Radio & Sound Ecology Productions, ME
St. Joseph Health System, CA
St. Mary's Center, Inc., NY
Stand By Me, TN
Staten Island AIDS Task Force, NY
STOP AIDS Project, CA
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Loyola Chapter, IL
Students for International Change, AZ
Students for International Change, CT
Students Teaching AIDS to Students (STATS), Loyola Chapter, IL
Tennessee Association Of People With AIDS (TAPWA), Nashville
The AIDS Institute (founded as Florida AIDS Action), FL
The American Run for the End of AIDS, NY
The British-American Chamber of Commerce for the Midwest, Inc., IL
The COLOURS Organization, Inc., PA
The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest, IL
The Newark Campus AIDS Taskforce, OH
The Partnership Project, OR
The River Fund, FL
The Southern Most AIDS bike Ride 2, FL
The Well Project, NC
The Women's Center, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
Triad Health Project, NC
United Trauma Relief, MA
University of South Florida Student Global AIDS Campaign, FL
Utica Citizens in Action, NY
Washington Biotechnology Action Council, WA
Wesleyan Student Global AIDS Campaign, CT
Wesleyan Women's Resource Center, CT
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington
Women At Risk, CA
Wyoming AIDS Project, WY

INTERNATIONAL NGOs, multi-country
ActionAid, Int'l
AIDS Empowerment and Treatment Int'l (AIDSETI), Int'l
African Women Economic Policy Network (AWEPON), Int'l
Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD),
Artists for a New South Africa, Int'l
Dignitas, Int'l
European AIDS Treatment Group, Int'l
Global Medical Relief Program, Int'l
Global Network of People with AIDS (GNP+), Int'l
Health Action International, Int'l
International AIDS Empowerment, Int'l
KAIPPG/International, Int'l

INTERNATIONAL NGOS
ACT UP Paris, France
Ada Women's Development Action Council, Ghana
Agua Buena Human Rights Association, Costa Rica
AIDES, France
AIDS Law Unit, Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia
Canadian HIV-AIDS Legal Network, Canada
Centers of Excellence, HIV/AIDS & Substance Abuse, East Timor
Centers of Excellence, HIV/AIDS & Substance Abuse, India
CHAIN Project (Community Health And Information Network), UK
Church and Society - Livingstonia Synod, Malawi
Fondazione Villa Maraini, Italy
Foundation for Children's Rights, Malawi
Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation (FOCAGIFO), Uganda
Ghana AIDS Treatment Access Group (GATAG)
Grenada Association of Pharmacists, Grenada
Grupo Português de Activistas sobre Tratamentos de VIH/SIDA (GAT), Portugal
GTZ-HIVAIDS Project, Malawi
HAI Asia, Sri Lanka
HAI Latin America (AIS), Peru
Health Action International - Africa, Kenya
Helpless Rehabilitation Society, Nepal
Hope for African Children Initiative, Zambia (HACI)
Immigrating Women in Science Project, Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, Canada
International AIDS Empowerment, El Paso, TX
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda
KAIPPG/Kenya, Mumias, Kenya
Kiota for Womens Health and Development, Tanzania
Kiota for Womens Health and Development, Tanzania
Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Federation, South Korea
Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Federation, South Korea
Living Hope Organization, Nigeria
Living Hope Organization, Nigeria
Living Hope Organization, Umuahia, Nigeria
Local Area Development Support Project (LDP), Thailand
Local Area Development Support Project (LDP), Thailand
Lynx Africare Network (LAN), Ghana
Lynx Africare Network (LAN), Ghana
Massive Effort Campaign, Switzerland
Massive Effort Campaign, Switzerland
Metro Justice Rochester, NY
Mother Africa Child Care Organization (MACCO), Ghana
Mother Africa Child Care Organization (MACCO), Ghana
National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks and Associations, Uganda
NekoTech Center, Ghana
Norwegian Church Aid, Ethiopia
People's Health Coalition For Equitable Society, South Korea
Positive Art, South Africa
Positive Women's Network, South Africa
Princess Asie Foundation, Ghana
Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines
Save a Million Lives Project, Ghana
SEULTO (Group for People with HIV), South Korea
Sexual Health & Family Planning, Australia
Society for Advancement of Women, Malawi
Society for the Advancement of Women, Malawi
Society of Women against AIDS in Africa (SWAA), Mali
Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection In India (SAATHII)
Students for International Change, Tanzania
Sudan Council of Churches, Khartoum, Sudan
The Freedom Foundation, India
UK Coalition of People Living with HIV/AIDS (UKC), UK
UKIMWI Orphans Assistance, Tanzania
Women and Orphans Society, Nigeria
Women fighting AIDS by Fighting Poverty, Ghana
Women's Union of the Presbyterian Church of Egypt
World Population Foundation, The Netherlands
Youth Awareness on HIV/AIDS & Infections (YAHAIDS), Nigeria

For more information about Pledge 04.STOP.AIDS, contact:

2004 Section Leadership

Caroline J. Bailey, MA, MPH(c)
Secretary-elect
Senior Research Associate, ORC Macro
3 Corporate Square, NE, Suite 370
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-321-3211
Fax: 404-321-3688
E-mail: caroline.j.bailey@orcmacro.com

Michael Case*+#^
Chair-elect, Nominating Committee Chair
Administrative Director, AIDS Research & Treatment Unit
1700 Airport Rd, Suite 129 CB#3424
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Pager: (919) 216-5641
Phone: 919-966-7883
Fax: 919-966-8536
Mobile: 919-622-3302
E-mail: michael_case@med.unc.edu

Bonnie Chakravorty, PhD, MSW, CHES
Education Board Representative
Program in Community Health
Tufts University
112 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-5445
Fax: 617-627-3027
E-mail: bonnie.chakravorty@tufts.edu

George W. Clifford, PhD+#
Treasurer and Resource Development Co-chair
Administrator, AIDS Program
Albany Medical Center
66 Hackett Blvd., Box 13
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: 518-262-4438
Fax: 518-262-8460
E-mail: cliffog@mail.amc.edu

Richard Conviser, PhD+#^
Immediate Past Chair, Awards Committee Chair
Chief, Service Evaluation and Research Branch
Office of Science and Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS Bureau
HRSA, U.S. Dept. of HHS
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm. 7C-07
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-3075
Fax: 301-443-4965
Mobile: 301-675-6105
E-mail: rconviser@hrsa.gov

Susan L. Fulmer, MPH, MS, CSPP*+#^
Chair
Program Manager/Assistant Director
SC AIDS Training Network and Office of Public Health Practice
HPEB 216, Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-4788
Fax: 803-777-6290
Mobile: 803-319-6470
E-mail: sfulmer@gwm.sc.edu

Daniel Gentry, PhD, MHA#
Section Council (term expires '04)
Associate Professor and Director
Center for HIV/STD Policy Studies
Saint Louis University School of Public Health
Salus Center Suite 300, 3545 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8152
Fax: 314-977-1441
Mobile: 314-749-8152
E-mail: dgentry@slu.edu

Jonathan Goldman, OD, MBA
Telecommunications Coordinator
5401 Diamond Heights Blvd., #4
San Francisco CA 94131-2652
Phone: 415-641-4231
Mobile: 415-336-4231
E-mail: jonagold4@sbcglobal.net

Kathye Gorosh, MBA#(ex officio)
Action Board Representative, Representative to APHA Joint Policy Committee
Executive Director, The CORE Foundation
2020 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-572-4765
Fax: 312-572-4771
E-mail: kgorosh@corecenter.org

Patricia V. Klein, MPH(c)
Membership Committee Chair, Representative to APHA Committee on Membership
324 West 1st Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-299-1866
Fax: 614-299-1866
E-mail: patriciavalerieklein@yahoo.com

Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Newsletter Editor
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health
Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576
Phone: 270-745-5870
Fax: 270-745-4437
E-mail: lisa.lindley@wku.edu

Wilson Lo, MBA, MA
Booth Coordinator
Harvard Medical School - Division of AIDS
401 Park Drive, 2nd floor East
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-384-9038
Fax: 617-384-9037
E-mail: wilson_lo@hms.harvard.edu

Stephanie Marhefka, PhD
Community Involvement Chair
Assistant Research Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
NYU School of Medicine
550 First Avenue, NBV 8E11
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-8226
E-mail: stephanie@marhefka.net

France Thuy Nguyen
Student Representative
3505 S. Bentley Ave., Apt. 16
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 310-836-6625
E-mail: fnguyen@ucla.edu

Titilayo A. Oladosu-Okoror, PhD(c)
International Health Workgroup Chair
315 East Health & Human Development Building
Department of Behavioral Health
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16801
Phone: 814-863-4727
Fax: 814-863-7525
E-mail: tao122@psu.edu

Angela R. Powell, MPH#~
Governing Council Representative, Section Council ('05), Policy & Resolutions Chair
Director
HRSA/OPR Denver Regional Division
1961 Stout Street, Room 498
Denver, CO 80294
Phone 303-844-7877
Fax: 303-844-0002
E-mail: apowell@hrsa.gov

James Pratt, MS#
Section Council (term expires '05)
Program Director
Family Practice & Residency Program
145 N. 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-378-2552
Fax: 610-378-2562
Mobile: 917-531-2232
E-mail: jamesprattjr@catholichealth.net

Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES#
Section Council (term expires '06)
Assistant Professor
Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy
Department of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063
Phone: 336-713-5080
Fax: 336-716-7554
E-mail: srhodes@wfubmc.edu

David Rosenstein, DMD, MPH~
Governing Council Representative
Chair, Department of Community Dentistry
Oregon Health Sciences University
611 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-494-8834
Fax: 503-494-8839
Mobile: 503-805-0876
E-mail: rosenste@ohsu.edu

Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe MBBS, MPH
Web Committee Chair
Fogarty Doctoral Fellow in International Health
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Boulevard, Ryals 430
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: 205-975-7694
Fax: 205-934-7154
Mobile: 205-305-9172
E-mail: vikrant@uab.edu

Scott Smith, RPh, PhD
Program Chair
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Division of Pharmaceutical Policy & Evaluative Sciences
Center for AIDS Research & UNC-AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall, CB#7360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360
Phone: 919-966-7558
Fax: 919-966-8486
E-mail: ssmith@unc.edu

Robert S. Tagalicod, MA, PhD
Publicity Committee Chair
Minority Programs Manager
University of California, San Francisco
Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center
74 New Montgomery St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-597-4960
Fax: 415-597-9240
E-mail: rtagalicod@psg.ucsf.edu

Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH#
Section Council (term expires '06)
8670 1/2 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: 310-393-0411 ext. 7965
Fax: 310-451-7062
E-mail: staylor@rand.org

Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH~
Governing Council Representative
Deputy Director, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road (E07)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 404-639-8002
Fax: 404-639-8600
E-mail: rov1@cdc.gov

April Winningham, DrPH*+#
Secretary, Communication Chair
NSRA Postdoctoral Training Fellow
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
2071 N. Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-456-7740
Fax: 414-287-4209
E-mail: awinning@mcw.edu

Brenda Woods-Francis, RD, MPH#
Section Council (term expires '04), Bylaws & Operational Policy Chair
Public Health Analyst, HRSA Liaison for the Minority AIDS Initiative
Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Division of Training and Technical Assistance
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7-29
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-0415
Fax: 301-443-6709
Mobile: 301-717-9692
E-mail: bwoods-francis@hrsa.gov

*Officer
+Executive Committee
#Section Council
^Intersectional Council
~Governing Council

Pat Mail
APHA Governing Council Executive Board Liaison

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