2018 World AIDS Day

Monday, December 3, 2018, 12:00 to 2:30 PM

840 Harrison Ave., Menino Pavillion Lobby, Boston, MA 02118

Vendor exhibit - 12 Noon to 2:30 PM


Moment of Silence

Welcome - Kate Walsh, President & CEO, Boston Medical Center

State of the State – HIV in Massachusetts

H. Dawn Fukuda, Sc.M

Director of HIV AIDS, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Lab Sciences

Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Robert Quinn, MS

Rob is a passionate, openly gay, HIV-positive advocate who was recently named to the 2018 POZ 100 - people 50 and Over with HIV: Making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. ROB was also featured as one of the VITAL VOICES in May 2017 A&U: America's AIDS Magazine.

Larry V Day

Mr. Day, who has been living with HIV for over 20 years, overcame decades of substance use as well as a period of incarceration to dedicate his life to HIV education and prevention efforts in his community, becoming one of the most visible and vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C locally and nationally. In 2018 he was awarded the Belynda Dunn Award for his leadership and advocacy in the Boston LGBTQ community and was just named by POZ magazine one of the 100 most influential people over 50 years old working in the field of HIV/AIDS, in the nation.

Closing Remarks

Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, Instructor Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine, General Infectious Disease, Boston Medical Center