The Commission's
Best Pictures of 2019 


As another year comes to a close, let's take a look back at some photos of 2019 that illustrate some of the Latino Commission on AIDS work.



1. The opening plenary panelists from Reunion Latina Training Institute. From left to right: Dr. David Holtgrove, Dean of the School of Public Health, Johanne Morne, Director NYS DOH, AIDS Institute,  Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC DOHMH, Guillermo Chacon, President Latino Commission on AIDS 

2.  Luis Mares, Director of Community Mobilization Programs Latino Commission on AIDS speaking at a press conference in honor of NHHAD. (National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day). 

3. Luciano Reberte, Program Director of NYS Latino Gay/Bi Men's Initiatives speaking at the New York State Latino Gay and Bi Men's Health Summit  that was held in Albany in June 2019.

4. NLAAD (National Latino AIDS Awareness Day) press conference in New York City. From left to right: Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Health Department's Bureau of HIV, Bruce Richman, Founding Executive Director Undetectable = Untransmittable Prevention Access Campaign, Guillermo Chacon, President Latino Commission on AIDS, Meilene Belmont, Peir Health Ambassador TransLatinx Network

5. Honoring our Ilka Award recipient and Padrino of Cielo 2019. From left to right: Jesus Aguais, President AID for AIDS/Board Chair Latino Commission on AIDS, Guillermo Chacon, President Latino Commission on AIDS, Maria Torres,Choreographer, Angela Ponce, Miss Universe Spain 2018 - Cielo 2019 Ilka Award Recipient; Victor Florencio (El Nino Prodigio), Cielo 2019 Padrino. 

6. The OASIS LGBT Center World Pride float with Ednita Nazario. 

7. A health fair in celebration of NLAAD (National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day) in California. 

8. We launched of the Zero Homophobia campaign to combat stigma against the LGBTQ community. 

9.  Dr. Maureen Goodenow, National Institutes of Health Associate Director for AIDS Research being presented with the 2019 Esperanza Award by Dr. Susana Morales at Cielo. 

10. The panel of the Facebook live event "Living Through Stigma: The Impact it Has on Trust and Care" for ViiV Healthcare's 21st Annual HIV Health Community Summit in Dallas,Texas. From left to right: Guillermo Chacon, President Latino Commission on AIDS, P.J. Molon-Poole, Program Manager AIDS United, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, Marc Meadem, Communications ViiV Healthcare.

11. We launched our Zero Transphobia campaign to end discrimination against transgender individuals.

12. Latinos in the Deep South hosted Encuentro to create a space for southern individuals and allies to come together and create networks to address health disparities and the HIV epidemic in the South. From left to right: Melanie Powers, Senior Program Manager AIDS United, Judith Montenegro, Program Director of Latinos in the Deep South, Guillermo Chacon, President Latino Commission on AIDS.



Wishing you all the best in the New Year