Synergizing Stigma Reduction & Policy to Enhance HIV Prevention Programs

San Antonio, Texas

Registration is now open for the NASTAD inaugural hybrid workshop, being held through our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program. This workshop will occur through two interactive sessions, either in-person or over Zoom.

Explore where stigma manifests in both formal and informal HIV Prevention program policy, examine the ways that specific policy issues can affect HIV prevention programs across Southern jurisdictions, and identify best practices surrounding stigma reduction to inform the development of culturally sensitive program policy. The virtual and in-person space is designed for health department HIV prevention program staff and CBO staff. The workshop is open ONLY to participants from CDC directly funded health departments and CBOs in the Southern CBA region of the U.S. (including AL, AR, Baltimore, DC, DE, FL, GA, Houston, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV).

Day One Agenda                            Day Two Agenda


Registration Deadline January 17

Our team will follow up with confirmed virtual attendees with Zoom links and other relevant materials no later than one week before the workshop.


Registration Deadline January 14; first-come, first-serve

Maximum Capacity: 12 Registrants


Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. Our team will follow up with confirmed in-person attendees with hotel reservation and health and safety guidance.

  • Hotel Room Rate: $124
  • Reservation Deadline: December 17
  • NASTAD is unable to provide travel or lodging support for this workshop.
  • NASTAD will provide KN95 masks, disinfectant wipes, and Purell hand sanitizer for the duration of the workshop


Action Required:

After securing ticket, email Elana Ross:

  • Affirmation agreeing to the terms & conditions outlined in both protocols
  • PDF or JPEG copy of your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card indicating your completed vaccination course

For any questions, please contact Vrushabh Shah.