The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD is an annual conference held and attended by industry healthcare professionals with the goal of prioritizing the needs and health of Latinx communities. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the conference organizers cancelled the 2020 conference to protect attendees and the host community. Health Merch staff attended this conference in 2019 and was excited to come away with new, in-depth knowledge about the impacts of HIV, HCV and SUD among the Latinx communities. Our staff learned about new outreach tactics, practices and intervention techniques that are successful in the Latinx communities, as well as how to better provide positive outcomes for these communities by erasing stigma and increasing health equity and literacy.

What is the The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD?

The National Latinx Conference aims to provide opportunities to share information and efforts around health disparities that negatively impact the Latinx population. These disparities primarily focus on HIV, HCV, and SUD. 

Has the Latinx 2020 Conference been rescheduled?

The Latinx organizers have not rescheduled the conference for 2020 and continue to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic to help use science and local and national government guidance to help determine when it will be safe to host the conference. 

What do HIV, HCV, and SUD stand for?

HIV | HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HCV | HCV stands for Hepatitis C

SUD | SUD stands for Substance Use Disorder

What are the topics discussed at Latinx Conference?

  • Young MSM
  • Magnetic Couple
  • International Healthcare
  • PrEP
  • Mujeres Poderosas
  • Hep-cured
  • Trans wellness
  • U=U
  • Fast-track Cities
  • Adiccion
  • Project Echo
  • Stigma
  • Salud Sexual
  • Human Trafficking
  • HRT
  • Chem Sex
  • Indigenous Health
  • Refugees
  • Needle Exchange
  • Transactional Sex Work

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Who attends the Latinx 2020 Conference?

  • Providers in care related to HIV, STDs, reproductive health, hepatitis, disease prevention, and health promotion
  • Primary and public health care providers
  • Clinical prescribers: physicians, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists
  • Nurses, social workers, counselors
  • Mental health and substance use care providers
  • Outreach workers, case managers, patient navigators
  • Researchers exploring epidemiology, community, psychosocial, and physical aspects of sexual health
  • Educators
  • Health and Health Policy Advocates

Are there accreditation opportunities at the Latinx Conference?

Yes, there are accreditation opportunities for CME as well as nurses at The National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD. See below for the official statements. 

CME Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of DHR Health and Valley AIDS Council.  DHR Health is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHR Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation Statement:

"DHR Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity has been jointly provided by DHR Health collaboratively with Valley AIDS Council Westbrook Clinic.”

To learn more about the Latinx 2020 Conference and the most up-to-date information, visit the official website at

We look forward to attending this conference in the near future to continue learning from Latinx Industry professionals and the Latinx community.