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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Our heartfelt thanks to: the New York World AIDS Day Coalition and planning committee Mayor Bill
de Blasio Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, Assistant Commissioner, Demetre Daskalakis, MD, and their
staff the honorees our emcees our leadership of AIDS-service and community-based organizations
our elected officials our guest speakers the staff and volunteers of the community launch the ASL
interpreters the staff of Harlems World Famous Apollo Theater DJ Trevor Fox.
Special heartfelt thanks to Tom Viola of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for his generous contribution!
If we have left anyone out, please know that we thank you as well!

WORLD AIDS DAY AWARDEES 2014


Mathilde Krim, PhD: Mathilde Krim, an AIDS researcher dedicated to better understanding the virus
and increasing the publics awareness of AIDS, is the founder of the American Foundation for Aids
Research (amfAR), a non-profit organization that is devoted to laboratory and clinical AIDS research,
AIDS prevention, and the development of sound AIDS-related public policies. In addition to being
amfARs founding chair, Dr. Krim was, from 19902004, the Chairman of the Board. She holds 16
honorary doctorates and has received many other honors and distinctions.
Janet Parker: Janet Parker is a social worker at the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health ProgramDowntown (MSCHP-Downtown). She has been working on HIV prevention and care for over a decade.
Janet is single-handedly responsible for many successful connections to care, linking to care individuals
newly diagnosed with HIV, those who have fallen out of care, and those at risk. She works directly with
City STD clinics and breaks down all barriers to link patients to services.
Hector Quiones: Hector Quiones has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS for over 17 years. He is
currently the Director of Social Services and Linkage to Care at the After Hours Project. Hectors
responsibilities include supervision of HIV/STI testing, case management, linkage to care, medical
transportation, treatment readiness, syringe exchange, and Hepatitis C screening. Hector is a proven
champion of the community, always bringing the clients perspective into every planning conversation.
Additionally, Hector serves tirelessly on the Brooklyn Knows Steering Committee and subcommittees.
Krishna Stone: Krishna Stone is Assistant Director of Community Relations, Communications & Marketing
at GMHC. Krishna has worked tirelessly at GHMC for over 20 years. She works on press issues and media
campaigns and ensures that GMHCs work is aligned with its mission and directives. Krishna provides key
information regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy to the public. She is responsible for
translating key messages for the community in a way that all community members will understand.
Positive Life Workshop Peers: The Positive Life Workshop seeks to help NYC residents living with HIV
increase medication adherence and reduce risk behaviors through peer support and health education.
The peers have been an integral part of delivery of the Positive Life Workshop since the fall of 2011.They
teach and motivate people with HIV by sharing their own life stories as examples of overcoming obstacles
and taking important steps to manage their health. This peer model leaves participants feeling
empowered to manage their HIV. Peers include:
Deborah Bailey Robert Barrett Wilhelmina Brown Noemi Cano Marcie Chase Selena Chvez
Gustavo Diaz Derrick Flowers Niko Flowers Yves Gebhardt Lilibeth Gonzalez Nakiykia Hawthorne
Jesus Maldonado Louis Annias Mann Luis Marin Luis Nava Howard Oree Franz Stinson Sandra
Thomas Rosa Velez Joan Warner

W e can end AI DS in NY by 2020!

World AIDS Day, 12.1.14HARLEMS WORLD FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER


WELCOME
Wanda Hernandez, VOCAL-NY

OPENING REMARKS: ENDING AIDS IN NY BY 2020


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
ZERO NEW INFECTIONS
World AIDS Day 2014 Awardees New York K now s HIV Testing Initiative Cutting of the Red Ribbon
Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Awardees: Mathilde Krim, PhD Janet Parker Hector Quiones Krishna Stone Positive Life Workshop Peers
Activist & AIDS-Service Organization Leadership
HOUSING & ESSENTIAL SERVICES FOR HIV+ PEOPLE
Emcee: MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito NYC Council Member
Corey Johnson NY State Senator Brad Hoylman Malina Fischer, Activist Dawn Carney, Activist

VIRAL SUPPRESSION
Emcee: Reginald Brown, VOCAL-NY Demetre Daskalakis, MD, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV/AIDS
Prevention & Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Johnny Guaylupo, Housing Works
ZERO AIDS DEATHS & PROGRESSION TO AIDS
Emcee: Reginald Brown, VOCAL-NY Keith Holder, Housing Works Kenneth Soller, Activist
ENDING AIDS WORLDWIDE
Emcee: Reginald Brown, VOCAL-NY Simon Bland, UNAIDS
IN MEMORIAM
Andy Velez, ACT UP NY
ACCESS TO PEP & PrEP
Emcee: Andy Velez, ACT UP NY Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com Julie Lynn, Activist
FULL RIGHTS FOR TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS
Emcee: Andy Velez, ACT UP NY Armani Teighlor, Housing Works NY State Senator Daniel Squadron
HARM REDUCTION
Emcee: Marvelyn Brown, Author/Activist, Marvelous Connections Terrell Jones, NY Harm Reduction Educators
Trina Vuitton, Streetwise and Safe NY State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
HEPATITIS C CO-INFECTION
Emcee: Marvelyn Brown, Author/Activist, Marvelous Connections Annette Gaudino, ACT UP NY NY State
Senator Gustavo Rivera
ZERO STIGMA
Emcee: Marvelyn Brown, Author/Activist, Marvelous Connections Reverend Stacey Latimer, Love Alive
International Inc. Reverend Dr. Hector Chiesa, Pastor, Church of God 3rd Ave. (in Spanish)

CLOSING REMARKS: ENDING AIDS IN NY BY 2020


Emcee: Marvelyn Brown, Author/Activist, Marvelous Connections Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013
NYC Public Advocate Letitia James NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

W e can end AI DS in NY by 2020!

RESOURCES FOR FUTURE ACTIVISM


ACRIA www.acria.org
ACT UP NY www.actupny.org
AID FOR AIDS aidforaids.org
ALI FORNEY CENTER www.aliforneycenter.org
AMIDA CARE www.amidacareny.org
AREA
APICHA CHC https://apicha.org
ARGUS COMMUNITY INC. www.arguscommunity.org
BAILEY HOUSE www.baileyhouse.org
BOOM!HEALTH www.boomhealth.org
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS www.broadwaycares.org
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER www.lgbtbrooklyn.org
CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER callen-lorde.org
DIASPORA www.diasporacs.org
ELMCOR www.eec.sunyeoc.org
EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA www.prideagenda.org
END AIDS NOW endingaids.org
EXPONENTS www.exponents.org
FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES www.fpwa.org
GMAD www.gmad.org
GMHC www.gmhc.org
GREATER THAN AIDS greaterthan.org
HARLEM UNITED harlemunited.org
HARM REDUCTION COALITION harmreduction.org
HELP/PSI www.projectsamaritan.org
HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE www.hmi.org
HISPANIC FEDERATION www.hispanicfederation.org
HOUSING WORKS www.housingworks.org
IRIS HOUSE www.irishouse.org
LATINO COMMISSION ON AIDS www.latinoaids.org
LEGAL ACTION CENTER www.lac.org
LGBT CENTER / THE CENTER https://gaycenter.org
MANHATTAN LEGAL SERVICES www.legalservicesnyc.org
MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER www.mhhc.org
MOUNT SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM www.mountsinaihealth.org
NATIONAL BLACK LEADERSHIP COMMISSION ON AIDS www.nblca.org
NY HARM REDUCTION EDUCATORS harmreduction.org
NYC COUNCIL LGBT CAUCUS council.nyc.gov/html/about/lgbt.shtml
NYC COUNCIL SPEAKERS OFFICE council.nyc.gov
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE www.nyc.gov/health
PRAXIS www.praxishousing.org
TREATMENT ACTION GROUP (TAG) www.treatmentactiongroup.org
TRANSLATINA NETWORK www.translatinanetwork.org
UNAIDS www.unaids.org
VILLAGECARE www.villagecare.org
VISUAL AIDS https://www.visualaids.org
VOCAL-NY www.vocal-ny.org
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CORNER PROJECT www.cornerproject.org
WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER-PHM www.wyckoffhospital.org