News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome to Sign Fast-Track Cities Treaty at HIV Summit

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome - Baton Rouge Seal

BATON ROUGE, LA. — January 18, 2018 — On Saturday, January 20, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will host an HIV Summit at the BRCC Magnolia Theatre from 8:30am — 1:30pm. The Summit will be led by Mayor Broome, Natalie Cooley of the Louisiana Department of Health, and 94.1 Radio Host Latangela Sherman. The event will include panel discussions and presentations by physicians, HIV peer advocates, and prevention specialists.

The HIV Summit will bring together local, state, national, and international HIV partners to discuss the state of HIV in Baton Rouge and educate the community on prevention and treatment.

The Mayor will also sign the Fast-Track Cities Treaty. The Fast-Track Cities Initiative is a global partnership between UNAIDS, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, whose aim is to address the following targets:

90 percent of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) will know their status
90 percent of all PLHIV will receive sustained Anti-Retroviral Therapy
90 percent of all PLHIV on ART will have durable viral suppression

The Fast-Track Cities Initiative offers Baton Rouge and other cities with a high burden of HIV the opportunity to build upon, strengthen, and leverage existing HIV programs and strengthen the local AIDS response. New Orleans is currently participating in the initiative.

The Fast-Track Cities Initiative is aligned with the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy for ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

For more information on the HIV Summit, contact Jared Hymowitz, Director of Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, at 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases


Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019


Posted on: May 30, 2019


Posted on: April 24, 2019


Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019


Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017