“Brilliant creations are the result of teams of people stumbling into the unknown.”
Texas will become a state where HIV is rare, and every person will have access to high-quality prevention and care services regardless of age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socio-economic circumstances.
The Texas HIV Syndicate is a collaboration of leaders from across the state, working together to share and generate insights into a variety of HIV-related issues. Comprised of Texans involved in HIV prevention and care, Texas HIV Syndicate members engage in collective learning through ongoing conversation and exploration of topics that affect local communities, regions, and the state as a whole. Through this ongoing interactive process, the Texas HIV Syndicate seeks to develop a shared knowledge base to improve current prevention and care practices at both the state and local levels. The Texas HIV Syndicate’s focus and activities evolve and are influenced by emerging trends, data, and the input of members.
- Syndicate members have the ability and authority to directly influence systems relevant to HIV prevention and treatment.
- Members exhibit potential to be organization and/or community leaders, given time and development.
- Members demonstrate a history of leadership and/or innovation in work relevant to HIV prevention and treatment
- Members demonstrate expertise that can contribute to and enhance conversations relevant to HIV prevention and treatment practices and policies.
- Members reflect communities affected by HIV.
- Members have access to opportunities for gathering perspectives from relevant communities.
- Members are able to share the work of the Texas HIV Syndicate through local/regional networks of individuals and organizations.
- Members understand and operate from public health principles.
HIV Syndicate members are asked to work through a collaborative process, examine priorities, develop local implementation of plans, and take action. Individual members are expected to act as members of their regional cohort, provide their expertise, and share in the implementation of the Texas HIV Plan.