Learn about the latest in HIV treatment during “Upcoming Long Acting HIV Medications: New Hope for Advanced Patients,” a free webinar on Friday, July 30, from noon to 2 p.m., via Zoom.
The webinar is produced by Life Group L.A. and includes special guest Nelson Vergel. Participants can explore new long-acting medications and new opportunities for people with multi drug resistance.
Vergel is a 37-year HIV survivor, health author, speaker and advocate for improved access to life-saving options for people living with HIV. He founded the nonprofit Program for Wellness Restoration and the Body Positive Wellness Center. Vergel is also an expert on aging with HIV, lipodystrophy, hormone deficiencies and multidrug resistance. He is a co-founder of the AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition and successfully led efforts to convince the FDA and pharmaceutical companies to enable HIV+ people with limited treatment options to simultaneously access multiple medications.
Vergel is currently focused on advocating for research options for the immunological non-responder population whose cell count has not normalized after successful HIV viral control.
The Life Group L.A. is a coalition focused on the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of people living with HIV and those who support them through education, empowerment and emotional support. Founded in 2005, Life Group L.A. provides free information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.
The event is free but requires registration. For information, visit lifegroupla.org.