A November 17 seminar, conducted at the education pavilion of Redlands Community Hospital, featured Dr. Monica Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner of Health for HIV Prevention and Control, New York City; and Dr. Peter Kerndt, Chief of STD Control for Los Angeles County. Dr. Sweeney presented the model HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention program of the New York City Department of Public Health, including massive condom distribution, widespread HIV testing, and routine linkage of persons who test positive to treatment and partner services. Identification of new infections and onset of treatment are occurring earlier, with prospects for reducing HIV incidence. These are key elements for a comprehensive HIV control and treatment strategy as recommended by the foundation and its sponsoring membership organization, Beyond AIDS.
|Dr. Sweeney demonstrates poster used to promote NYC testing|
|Dr. Kerndt explains advances in testing methods for syphilis|
On November 30, 2012, Hattis was the featured speaker at Loma Linda University in advance of World AIDS Day. He reviewed the history of World AIDS Day, and delivered another update on the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, again explaining how early onset of treatment and following the Beyond AIDS model could reduce national HIV/AIDS incidence by at least 60%.
|Dr. Hattis presenting World AIDS Day lecture at Loma Linda University|