Achieving Together Conversation Series

The Achieving Together Conversation Series is designed to engage stakeholders and community members across Texas in exploring the Achieving Together Plan and efforts to end HIV. The purpose is to share ideas, knowledge, and inspiration to support our joint endeavors to end the HIV epidemic. Through shared conversations, we hope to foster innovation and commitment to Achieving Together’s vision and full implementation of the plan.

JUNE 2020

On June 5, 2020, in celebration of Long-Term HIV Survivors Day, Texas HIV Syndicate member Barry Waller led a panel discussion with three long-term survivors here in Texas. Participants came from across the state and had a combined experience of 88 years of living with HIV: Gary Cooper, Austin; Glenda Small, San Antonio; and Steven Vargas, Houston.


This presentation reviewed Texas data and considered where we are and where we need to be in order to achieve our goal.

Download the presentation slides and “One Thing” handout.


The November call recognized Achieving Together’s one year anniversary and reviewed the past year.

Download the presentation slides.


The October 2019 conversation with Murray Penner of North America Prevention Access Campaign focused on the messages and campaigns around treatment as prevention (TasP) and how those messages should be tailored to address different perspectives for different communities.  Download the presentation slides.


The first installment of the series was held in September of 2019 and featured Kaiser Family Foundation’s Dr. Jen Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy and Lyndsey Dawson, Associate Director of HIV Policy. During this interactive session, they discussed the National Ending the Epidemic’s broader implications and projected how it may impact Texas.  Download the presentation slides.