United Church of Christ

National Conversations on HIV Ministries

UCAN_logo.pngNational Conversations on HIV Ministries is a series of online conversations for hosted by UCAN, the United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network. Designed to be a resource to the church, these conversation seek to engage UCC leaders and others in conversations about HIV ministries. We hope you will engage, participate in the conversation so that we can learn from each other and work together to end the HIV epidemic. A video recording of the conversation will be posted on this page as soon as possible after the event. 

National Conversations on HIV Ministries occur online the 2nd Tuesday, every other month. Although participation is free, registration is required. 

Upcoming Conversations

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 2pm, Eastern U.S. [+5 GMT].

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges - Faith Vision 2020
A registration link will be posted soon

The global HIV response has embraced the UNAIDS goals for ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, which includes getting to 90-90-90 by 2020. That is

  • 90% of those living with HIV know their HIV status
  • 90% of those who know they are HIV positive are receiving effective anti-retroviral treatment (ARV)
  • 90% of those who are receiving ARV treatment have viral suppression to undetectable levels.

The conversation will focus the ways are faith communities are and can contribute to reaching the 2020 goals for ending the epidemic and practical ways our churches can engage their capacity to respond? We will share and discuss highlights of the 2018 International AIDS Conference (July, Amsterdam) and the US Conference on AIDS (September, Orlando), including the state of the epidemic, the gaps in response, and exploring opportunities for engaging with World AIDS Day 2018, December 1.

 


Webcast of previous conversations:

July 10, 2018: TB and HIV: Together we can beat them both

May 8, 2018: Everybody has a status - the Church and HIV testing