Hope and Resilience: My Experience at the Long-Term Survivors Summit, Indianapolis

Submitted on Jun 6, 2024 by  boseolotu

On June 5th, 2024, I had the privilege of attending the HIV Long-Term Survivors Summit in Indianapolis. This event was a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. The summit brought together women and men from all walks of life, united by their determination to thrive and make a positive impact in the HIV community.


Abosede "Bose" Olotu and Dr. Carrie Foote.

Abosede Olotu and Carrie Foote

Throughout the day, I had the opportunity to meet and hear from incredible individuals who are living long term with the virus. Among those I met was the awesome Dr. Carrie Foote. She talked on Ending HIV Criminalization which was an interesting session for me. The stories of hope, courage, and perseverance were truly inspiring. I was struck by the sense of community and solidarity that permeated every conversation and session.

The summit featured insightful discussions, workshops, and presentations on various aspects of HIV care, advocacy, and support. I was impressed by the wealth of knowledge and expertise shared by the speakers and attendees alike. From exploring the latest advancements in treatment and care to addressing the social and emotional challenges faced by those living with HIV, the summit covered a wide range of topics that are crucial to the well-being of the HIV community.

What struck me most, however, was the sense of purpose and passion that defined every moment of the summit. It was clear that each person in attendance was driven by a deep commitment to creating positive change and supporting one another. The energy was palpable, and I left feeling energized, motivated, and grateful to be part of this community.

As I reflect on my experience at the summit, I am reminded of the power of connection and collaboration. The long term survival of those living with HIV and AIDS is not just a medical achievement but also a testament to the human spirit's capacity to overcome adversity. The summit was a celebration of this spirit and a reminder that together, we can create a brighter future for all those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Submitted by tj30trust

Hello and thank you for this beautiful write-up on the conference. I've never attended this conference. I do remember writing blogs about my experiences at conferences. I was always amazed at the brilliance of our community.

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