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Together Towards Zero Luncheon

Friday, November 30th, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

St. Regis Hotel, 325 Bay Street

Join ACT in honour of World AIDS Day to acknowledge the people and organizations dedicated to preventing HIV, caring for and empowering people living with HIV, and the movement to end new HIV infections in Toronto at the Together Towards Zero Luncheon.

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Fast Track Cities and Toronto to Zero

This year's panel discussion will focus on community efforts to name Toronto a Fast Track City,  which acknowledges a commitment to reshape delivery of HIV services in Toronto to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. This is defined as 90% of people living with HIV in Toronto knowing their status; 90% of people diagnosed as HIV-positive are on sustained treatment; and 90% of people on sustained treatment achieve an undetectable viral load.

This engaging conversation will touch on the following work being done locally to achieve these aggressive, yet achievable goals:

1. Driving down new HIV infections

2. Opportunities for dedicated clinical services

3. Targeting programs to priority populations

4. Linking and retaining people with HIV into care

5. Tackling stigma


Moderator and Panelists

This panel will be moderated by Michael Serapio (CBC News Network), and our panelists are Muluba Habanyama (CANFAR National Ambassador and Social Worker with Women's Health in Women's Hands), John McCullagh (CATIE Board Chair), and Ron Rosenes (HIV Advocate and Order of Canada Recipient).

(Pictured L-R: Michael Serapio, Muluba Habanyama, John McCullah and Ron Rosenes)


Together Towards Zero Award 2018 Honourees 

We are pleased to honour Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes with the Together Towards Zero Award at this year’s Luncheon for their long-standing support of ACT and the community and their leadership.

‘For us, HIV has never stopped being relevant,’ Brad said. ‘We’ve known many people who have been diagnosed with HIV and have benefited from support of ACT. The landscape of HIV has changed so much, and ACT continues to be responsive to the evolving needs of people they serve.”


More details are forthcoming about this year’s Luncheon programme.

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