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October 2, 2013
Towards an AIDS Free Generation
Presenter: Christopher Chauncey Watson
Mr. Watson currently works at The George Washington University as a research scientist in the School of Public Health and Health Services. His work has lead him to serve as an expert consultant for a number of agencies both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining The George Washington research team, Mr. Watson assisted in the development of the d-up! Defend Yourself, an effective behavioral intervention focused on the African American MSM community of North Carolina. It is a national intervention that is being widely used to address and combat social norms within various communities throughout the United States.

His work with the HIV Prevention Trials Network includes local community engagement, both clinical and administrative duties, building capacity and providing technical assistance to local organizations in the nation's capital where he currently resides.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the advancements in HIV vaccine research
  • Learn the advancements of HIV cure research
  • Identify major societal and structural issues in Black communities that must be addressed to get to an AIDS free generation
  • Discuss the significance of getting to viral suppression in Black communities in the United States and abroad
  • Strategize methods of increasing HIV education and treatment amongst disproportionately affected communities in the world
  • Increase capacity to implement and evaluate educational and/or advocacy events related to vaccines, cure research, and reaching an AIDS free generation

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