Government/Community Partnerships to Shape Public Health Policy to End the HIV Epidemic in New York

Concurrent Sessions 8: 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2021

This session will feature three stakeholders—two from a local health department and one from a community-based organization and clinic—who were directly involved in New York State’s ending the HIV epidemic initiative. Their experiences will underscore the importance of government/community partnerships to increase access to HIV and sexual health services through strategic legislative and regulatory changes, a timely discussion given the 2019 Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America federal initiative.


  • Adrian Guzman, Director, HIV Policy and External Affairs, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STIs


  • Audrie King, Policy Director, STI Programs, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Kimberleigh Joy Smith, Callen-Lorde