September 15, 1982 AIDS was acknowledged for the first time in the Ronald Reagan White House. When asked if the president was aware of the epidemic—more than a year after its arrival– Deputy Press Secretary Larry Speakes scoffed, “I don’t have it, do you?”
October 5 2007 Art for AIDS Auction This big-deal San Francisco art auction benefits the AIDS Health Project of the UCSF AIDS Health Project. artforaids.org
October 13-17 National Conference on Correctional Health Care HIV prevalence in U.S. correctional facilities is up to three times that of the general population. This Nashville conference tackles transmission and prevention. ncchc.org
October 15 National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Latinos now represent 18 percent of reported U.S. AIDS cases. Visit nlaad.org and poz.com for events and free testing sites.
November 7-10 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) More than 4,000 experts will gather in Palm Springs, CA, to exchange cutting-edge HIV treatment info. nmac.org
November 13 Keep A Child Alive global ambassador Alicia Keys releases her third studio album, As I Am. Her African AIDS relief organization recently raised $100 million by auctioning off the first iPhone ever purchased—by filmmaker Spike Lee—and two tickets to her “Black Ball” charity concert. keepachildalive.org