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Dwayne Steward is currently the Manager of Community Engagement & Prevention at Fenway Health in Boston, MA., the country’s leading health care and research facility dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Prior to Fenway he was the inaugural LGBTQ Health Advocate for the City of Columbus Public Health Department, and was also the founding HIV Testing Coordinator for the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center at AIDS Resource Center Ohio. He is the founder and director of the Make It Better Foundation, a national bullying prevention program. He’s been published in the New York Times Bestseller “It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living” and the textbook anthology “Students, Teachers & Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools.” Dwayne is also a journalist who received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University. He is an editorial writer for The Boston Herald, a former senior columnist at Outlook Ohio and the founding cohost of the LGBTQ news/entertainment radio talk show “Queer Minded.” He’s served countless hours on serval local and national boards dedicated to creating spaces where nuanced discussion and strategic community building concerning racial inclusion are at the center of the national LGBTQ rights movement.
Presentation: The New HIV Prevention Frontier: Three Innovative Strategies HIV Researchers are Using to Create a Brighter Future
Time: Breakout Session 1
After more than 30 years of research, HIV/AIDS physicians and scientists are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Dwayne Steward, director of community engagement in The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, MA, takes participants through a layperson’s educational experience, taking a deep look at the exciting past, present and future of HIV research through a global perspective.
1. Describe and discuss the current landscape of HIV around the world
2. Discuss past and present HIV prevention and treatment research studies that have shaped the current landscape
3. Discuss the future of HIV prevention and treatment research and how you can become involved