National Latinx Conference


About NaLa

The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD also known as NaLa, aims to create opportunities to share information and efforts around health disparities that negatively impact the Latinx population such as Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care. Thus, creating better health outcomes for the Latinx population.



  • Increase knowledge, communication skills and respectful attitudes towards the Latinx community and those living with HIV, HCV, or SUD.
  • Increase awareness of the cultural and social barriers faced by the Latinx population in seeking/receiving treatment, care, and prevention services for HIV, HCV and SUD.
  • Increase understanding of the disproportionate impact that HIV, HCV and SUD has among Latinx communities.
  • Increase ability to develop culturally tailored medical practices and interventions that support Latinx patients in achieving a better understanding of their health and their care.
  • Increase capacity of organizations to provide services that are both health equitable and health literate. 


  • Rapid StART
  • Long-acting injectables
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Long-term survivors
  • Elite controllers
  • Monkeypox
  • Vaccine Progress
  • Community Engagement
  • Family Planning
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Updates
  • Stigma
  • Sustainability efforts
  • HIV and aging
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • HIV Criminalization
  • Community Caucus
  • CLAS
  • Sexual Health & Primary Care
  • ADAP Program
  • HIV & Immigration
  • HIV & Nutrition
  • Safe Sex
  • HIV and recovery
  • Inclusive sex education
  • Gender diversity
  • Non-clinical approaches
  • Hep C
  • Intimate Partner Violence

       Policy on Protesting and or Demonstrating during the Conference:

The organizers of the National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD understand the importance of activism and how it has shaped healthcare, social justice, and other factors that greatly impact marginalized communities.

The planning committee has worked together for the past 9 months in creating a space where we will gain knowledge and identify strategies that we will take back to our communities to implement to achieve better health outcomes.

This being said we will welcome and provide opportunities for peaceful protest in designated areas and times during the conference.

We will not allow any disruptions in the form of protest during the educational sessions to keep the integrity and spirit of the conference goals and objectives.  This includes the time and effort that the speakers have dedicated to make this conference a success and respect for the conference attendees who have paid to learn from the speakers.

If you wish to organize a protest or demonstration during any part of the conference and or in the exhibit hall, please contact Pedro Coronado at

     • Only one demonstration per day will be allowed

     • Demonstrations and or protests are not to take longer than 10 minutes for each topic

     • Only peaceful protests will be allowed. (To be determined by conference organizers before and or during the organized protest/demonstration)

     • Inciting physical or verbal abuse towards a person or group of people will not be tolerated.

Those who chose not to follow these conference rules, will be removed from the conference.  Refunds will not be provided.

We encourage and support movements for the betterment of our communities.  This policy is not intended to deter or silence your movement, rather, to create a safe space for all attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors.