State of Adolescent Sexual Health Forum

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State of Adolescent Sexual Health Forum

2019 Focus: Youth HIV Prevention in North Carolina

How can youth-serving professionals better integrate HIV awareness and prevention into our work across North Carolina? The CDC’s official acknowledgement of #UequalsU (undetectable = untransmittable) and the FDA’s approval of Truvada as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for use with adolescents offer unprecedented new tools for reducing HIV - and yet, adolescents and young adults in our state continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Join us for the 2019 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Forum on March 15th at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. Together, we’ll explore what these recent advancements at the federal level mean for the young people we serve, the compounding barriers that keep health disparities intact, and how we can more meaningfully engage with youth HIV awareness and prevention efforts in North Carolina.   

Friday, March 15, 2019

Rizzo Center, 150 Dubose Home Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

8:30-10:30 AM

Check-in begins at 8 AM, Breakfast begins at 8:30, Program begins at 9.

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Lee Storrow, Executive Director, North Carolina AIDS Action Network 

Lee Storrow has been the Executive Director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network since 2014. Before coming to NCAAN, Lee was the managing director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health, a coalition that advocates for policies that promote wellness and reduce the impact of tobacco and obesity. Lee has also worked at Ipas, a global non-governmental organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Lee was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Human Rights Campaign’s 360 HIV Fellowship and serves on the board of directors of the National AIDS Housing Coalition. Lee was elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council in 2011 and served on the council for four years. He currently serves on the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees and board of directors of the Strowd Roses Foundation. He is a native of Asheville and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joaquín Carcaño, Director of Community Organizing, Latinos in the Deep South Project Latino Commission on AIDS

Joaquín is a native of the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border and a queer, transgender Mexican-American man. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 2011 from the University of Texas at Austin. From 2011-2012 Joaquín was a member of the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru as a Community Health Promoter.  Following his Peace Corps service, he began working at the University of North Carolina's Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases as a HIV Social Research Assistant. He spent the last 4 years as the Project Coordinator of Enlaces por la Salud, a North Carolina initiative providing HIV care linkage, engagement, and navigation services for the states Latinx community. In 2016, Joaquín became the lead plaintiff in the North Carolina HB2/HB142 lawsuit which restricted access to public facilities for the transgender community and removed anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. Currently Joaquín is the Director of Community Organizing for the Latino Commission on AIDS, Latinos in the Deep South staff working regionally from North Carolina to Louisiana. He is a member of Nuestra Voz, the LGBTQ community advisory board of El Centro Hispano in Durham, North Carolina, is a board member of Equality NC, and is a recent addition to the Southern AIDS Coalition board of directors. 



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