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HIV Is Not a Crime Awareness Day Webinar

  • February 27, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom (link will be shared with registrants)


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Join us on February 27th for this Continuing Education Webinar!

Free for all attendees!

Title: HIV Is Not a Crime Awareness Day Webinar

Description: HIV criminalization refers to the legal prosecution of individuals based on their HIV-positive status, often for nondisclosure, exposure, or transmission of the virus. This controversial practice disproportionately affects marginalized communities and perpetuates stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. For pharmacists and healthcare practitioners, understanding HIV criminalization is paramount. It impacts patient care by influencing treatment adherence, disclosure discussions, and overall health outcomes. Pharmacists play a crucial role in HIV management, providing medication adherence counseling and support. They must navigate legal complexities while ensuring patient confidentiality and promoting trust in healthcare systems. This webinar will enhance the attendee's awareness of HIV criminalization to advocate for fair policies, reduce stigma, and provide compassionate care to individuals with HIV. By recognizing the implications of HIV criminalization, pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners can uphold ethical standards, advocate for patient rights, and contribute to improved public health outcomes in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Delineate the differences between legislation and laws to criminalize the transmission of HIV
  • Explain bodily autonomy, consent, and disclosure
  • Describe how criminalization efforts affect various populations and hinders HIV testing
  • Identify opportunities to advocate for removal of state and local HIV criminalization laws
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies and guidelines to increase HIV/STI testing


Nicole D. Avant, PharmD, BCACP, is the Founder, Owner, CEO, and Lead Consultant of Avant Consulting Group. Dr. Avant is dedicated to being a scholarly and pleasure activist, advocating for the rights of minoritized groups, particularly in the context of health. She brings extensive experience as a licensed and board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist. As a researcher, Dr. Avant has produced groundbreaking scholarship. Dr. Avant's publications cover topics such as implicit bias, microaggressions, navigating power and marginalized identities, the pharmacist’s role in eradicating hierarchies, and cultivating structurally competent clinicians. With clinical experience in diverse settings, she has managed conditions including STIs and HIV/AIDS.

Chauncey McGlathery, J.D. is the director of public policy for the American Academy of HIV Medicine, where he leads the organization’s policy and advocacy activities at both the federal and state levels. He monitors and reports on policy developments on a diversity of topics affecting HIV clinicians and the HIV community at large.

Chauncey has worked in a number of health policy and advocacy roles and is committed to dismantling all barriers to health and wellness. Chauncey is a graduate of Auburn University School of Engineering, Howard University School of Law and Beeson Divinity School. Before moving into health policy and advocacy, Chauncey practiced law as a federal civil rights attorney.

Morgan Teeters is a third-year pharmacy student at East Tennessee State University. She grew up in Tellico Plains, TN. Prior to ETSU, she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. Throughout her time there she learned and covered several stories relating to health inequities. Upon meeting a pharmacist serving the health needs of immigrants in Nogales, Arizona, Morgan decided to go beyond journalism and pursue a career in pharmacy where she could also serve the underserved.

She has been heavily involved in SNPhA since the beginning of her pharmacy school journey and now serves as the National Remember the Ribbon Initiative Chair. Through this initiative, Morgan is excited to further promote the importance of pharmacists in the global goal to reduce HIV transmission and increase viral suppression. Morgan's future goals include serving as a clinical pharmacist and becoming a lifetime NPhA member.

Kerry Thomas, The SERO Project’s Community Decriminalization Strategist, has dedicated a substantial portion of his life to advocacy, particularly in the areas of HIV decriminalization and justice reform. Kerry served 15 years in prison for not disclosing his HIV status to a sexual partner. During this challenging time, he joined the Board of Directors of the Sero Project, and his incarceration served as a catalyst for his advocacy work. From behind bars, Kerry collaborated with various outreach organizations, sharing his perspective on the pressing issues surrounding HIV criminalization and granting interviews to the media, shedding light on the challenges faced by prisoners living with HIV.

Universal Activity Numbers (UAN):

0215-0000-24-003-H02-P (Pharmacists)

0215-0000-24-003-H02-T (Technicians)

Date and Time: February 27, 2024 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

CPE hours: 1.0 credit hours

This session is free for current NPhA Members in good standing. NPhA is also waiving the processing fee that would normally be assessed to non-members. 

Please note: This webinar will be conducted over Zoom. Your confirmation email will include instructions for accessing the webinar. 

Statement of Accreditation: ACPE Program

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU). The National Pharmaceutical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE). To claim CPE credit participants must attend the entire session and complete the program evaluation within 14 days of the program (including submitting their NABP e-Profile ID and birth date). No partial credit will be given. CPE credit will not be awarded after the stated deadline for the program evaluation. 


The National Pharmaceutical Association is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy, promoting racial and health equity, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.




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