Ep2: The Impact of HIV/AIDS infection on Victims of Sex Trafficking during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Updated: Oct 30

In this Episode, Task Force Talks discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS infection on Victims of Sex Trafficking during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


As our communities are adjusting to their new realities around COVID-19. Dr. Duberli sits with Task Force Talks to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS infection on Victims of Sex Trafficking during the COVID-19 Pandemic with a focus on the LGBTQI community. He addresses how COVID-19 is increasing the vulnerability of victims in Miami. Dr. Duberli provides listeners with information and resources for members of our community.


A special thank you to our guest speaker, Dr. Francesco Duberli, Founder and Chief Executive, from Survivors Pathway. And to our Editing and Production Lead, Jorge Veita, from Sharing One Love, for assisting us in producing this episode.


Francesco Duberli

Dr. Francesco Duberli, founder and Chief Executive of Survivor’s Pathway, is a clinical psychologist with master’s degrees in both public health and clinical mental health. He is known nationally and internationally for his work developing and implementing programs that promote equality, inclusion and social justice in United States and Latin America. His work has focused on developing awareness about the challenges; needs and barriers faced by the immigrant Latino community giving especial attention to Latino immigrant woman and the LGBTQI communities living in United States. His work has focused on the analysis and development of cultural and gender-oriented interventions to prevent different types of violence experienced by these communities such as domestic violence sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crimes. Dr. Duberli was elected in January 2019 as the chairman of the Miami-Dade County, Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board. Furthermore, Dr. Duberli was elected on 2013 as chairman of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council of Greater Miami (DVSAC)where he has led different community initiatives that have benefited victims of domestic and sexual violence in Dade county. Dr. Duberli has received numerous recognitions such as the Justice for All Award from the Florida Attorney General and the Coral Gables Police Department in 2012, The “Justice for All Award” from Coral Gables Police Department on 2016. In 2013 he received the Hispanic Initiative award by the Florida department of health recognizing his work and contribution with the Hispanic community. Dr. Duberli has dedicated his career to advance the dialogue about the impact of violence in the Latino community and the development of polices that allow these communities to access justice

Resources mentioned in this Episode:

South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force - https://www.sfhumantraffickingtaskforce.org/

International Rescue Committee - www.Rescue.org/SupportFlorida

Barry University - Center for Human Rights - https://www.barry.edu/center-for-human-rights-social-justice/1-human-trafficking-coalition/

Survivor’s Pathway – https://survivorspathway.org/

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This is supported by Grant No. 2018-VT-BX-K073 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime. The Office for Victims of Crime is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.