HIV and Aging: Building Bridges to Visibility

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HIV and Aging: Building Bridges to Visibility

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


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HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it was in the 80s and 90s. As those living with HIV/AIDS begin to get older, will they have the services and support needed to stay safe and healthy?

Here at Community Solutions one of our policy priorities is to advance the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable older adults. Our fiscal grantee, the AIDS Funding Collaborative, works to strengthen the community’s response to HIV/AIDS. Together we are excited to foster dialogue about the important intersections between HIV and aging for Ohioans. The panel discussion will focus on the intersections between the new (ODA) Ohio State Plan on Aging and the (ODH) Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. We believe there are opportunities for more HIV-focused coordination and collaboration in the community and across agencies, and we are enthusiastic about highlighting them.

Join us in person or online on Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. for a Human Service Advocacy Network (HSAN) event discussing the state of HIV and aging in Ohio.

Registration for in-person attendees opens at 9:30 a.m.

For those joining online, select the “Live Stream Only” ticket option when registering, and you will receive a stream link to the email used to reserve your spot.

Free parking is available on-site. For public transit users, plan your trip using


Meet the Panelists!


Naimah O’Neal, Medical Social Worker MSM LSW, is an HIV advocate who serves as an HIV Medical Case Manager for The Centers, and Community Advisory Committee Chair, We Think 4 a Change. Her personal and professional experience with the challenges and success in the HIV/AIDS sector has positioned her to be a well-respected and trusted voice of HIV/AIDS advocacy and awareness.

Gary Richardson is a retired social worker and HIV advocate who serves as a member of the AIDS Funding Collaborative Advisory Committee. 


Dr. John Weigand is the Medical Director at the Ohio Department of Health and the Department of Aging. A Central Ohio physician who served as a leader in the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response, he is tasked with assisting with the development and implementation of statewide, older adult public health policies and programs, and guide the state’s post-pandemic support to address all public health needs.


Julie Patterson, who will moderate this discussion, is the Director of the AIDS Funding Collaborative, a collaborative funding organization that supports HIV/AIDS strategies and programs in Cuyahoga County. For more than 25 years, she has advocated and supported HIV/AIDS education and awareness and serves as a Fellow for The Center for Community Solutions and an adjunct faculty member of the Master of Public Health Program in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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June 6
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Benjamin Rose Institute
11890 Fairhill Rd
Cleveland, OH 44120 United States
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