CROI: Community Delegate Blogs

These rich, varied, thoughtful and opinionated blogs were written by delegates working on the frontline of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and globally. These advocates and activists participated in a pilot program launched at the 2015 CROI conference and were created as an additional part of the CROI Community Educator Scholarship Program.

For this program, the Black AIDS Institute and AVAC—with support from the CROI Community Liaison Subcommittee—provided an opportunity for additional community representatives to attend the meeting. Delegates were mentored and supported with supplemental programming to help translate big science into accessible language for our communities.

Reporting live from Day 1 of CROI 2015 
Danielle Campbell

Bringing CROI Back to Los Angeles
Gerald Garth

Engagement Matters: Providing New Perspectives on HIV/AIDS from CROI
DaShawn Usher, New York Blood Center-Project ACHIEVE

ACT UP, Eat Hors d'oeuvres?: Strange days, missing histories at CROI 2015
Cassie Warren, Broadway Youth Center

More confirmation for PrEP in gay men—now what about the ladies?
Nichole Little, Sexual Health Education Research & Outreach (SHERO)

FACTS 001 and Me
Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society

Learning about Africa, Looking for Answers for Mississippi: One Advocate's CROI perspective
Cedric Sturdevant, Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN)

CROI Through a Pharmacist's Perspective
William Larson, Ryan White Program

Does Sex Have Impact on HIV Prevention Research? 
Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society

Do Communities Have to Concern Themselves with Basic Science? 
Morenike Folayan, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society

Cardiovascular Disease in HIV Patients: An Emerging Paradigm and Call to Action
Jeffrey Pope, MAACA, Inc.

Personal Reflections from the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
John Curry, Unconditional Love, Inc.

How CROI 2015 Restored My Hope
Michael C. Webb, Jr., Legacy Community Health Services