HIV Conference in Orange County, California

(as of April 17, 2019)

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8:00 A.M.


8:30 A.M.

Welcome and Introductions

Moderator: Geeta Gupta, MD [bio]
Director, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center
University of California, Irvine

8:45 A.M.

Plenary Session I:

The Future of PrEP

Trevor Hawkins, MD [bio]
Emeritus Director, Southwest CARE Center
Sr. Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences

9:45 A.M.

Plenary Session II:

State Office of AIDS Update

Marisa Ramos, PhD [bio]
Interim Division Chief, Office of AIDS
California Department of Public Health

10:15 A.M.

Break and Exhibits

10:30 A.M.

Plenary Session III:

Combatting HIV in the Opioids Crisis: New Threats and Old Challenges

Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD [bio]
Professor, Dept. of Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California

11:30 A.M.



A. Creating a Safe Space: Transgender 101 for the Healthcare Provider

Jeffrey D. Vu, MS, RN, PHN, FNP-BC, CCRN [bio]
Department of Pediatrics, Gender Diversity Program
University of California, Irvine


B. HIV Dermatology: The ART of Making Rash Decisions

Nathan W. Rojek, MD, FAAD [bio]
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Dermatology
University of California, Irvine

C. Emerging Cancer Issues with HIV

Ardis Moe, MD [bio]
Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles

D. Trauma Informed Mental Health: How to Keep Clients Coming Back

Lindsay Fitzpatrick, PsyD, BCB [bio]
Executive Director
Director of Mental Health Services
Shanti Orange County

12:30 P.M.


1:30 P.M.



A. Going Viral: Coupling Social Media with HIV/STD Prevention

Dan Wohlfeiler, MJ, MPH [bio]
Building Healthy Online Communities


B. HIV Cure: Are We There Yet?

W. David Hardy, MD, AAHIVS [bio]
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


C. STD Update: Burning and Dripping Issues

Helene Calvet, MD [bio]
International Health Volunteer and Consultant
STD/HIV Prevention Training Center


D. Barriers and Solutions for the HIV Incarcerated

Moderator: Colleen Brody [bio]
Program Supervisor II
Orange County Health Care Agency

Ana Maria Pope, RN, MSN, FNP, AAHIVS [bio]
Nurse Practitioner
Orange County Health Care Agency

Erica Garcia, MHS
Mental Health Specialist
Orange County Health Care Agency

Jorge Lopez [bio]
Senior Public Health Investigator
Orange County Health Care Agency

2:30 P.M.


2:45 P.M.

Plenary Session IV:

HIV Criminalization

Benjamin Young, MD, PhD [bio]
Former CMO of the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care
Senior Global Medical Director
ViiV Healthcare

3:30 P.M.

Plenary Session V:

Hot Topics in HIV

W. David Hardy, MD, AAHIVS [bio]
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

4:30 PM.




Presenters' presentation documents are available here.