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Updated regularly with conferences and events of interest to POZ visitors. Contact us to submit an event!

November 2014 | December 2014 | January 2015 |
February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015

Featured Event

World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. 2014's theme was "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

For more information, visit: www.poz.com/world

November 2014

November is American Indian Heritage Month.


Hyacinth's Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, November 1
7pm - midnight
Maritime Parc
Jersey City, NJ

Join us as we honor those who made a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS this year. The Gala will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, music and dancing!

For more information, visit: www.hyacinth.org/events/gala2014/


HIV Drug Therapy Congress Glasgow 2014
Saturday, November 2-Wednesday, November 6
Glasgow, UK

Keeping up to date with developments and new ideas in HIV treatment presents a major challenge to treating physicians, healthcare providers and researchers. Objective scientific assessment of new drug treatments and therapeutic strategies is therefore essential. It will be the aim of the HIV Glasgow Drug Therapy Congress to provide a wide-ranging yet accessible forum for such assessment.

For more information, visit: hivglasgow.org


Barlesque "Let's Get Physical!" Strip-A-Thon
Tuesday, November 5
Kick-Off Party at Charlie's Chicago
Chicago, IL

Barlesque is a sexy, online, burlesque-style, fundraising strip-a-thon benefiting TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network). During the month of November, local bars will duke it out to see which of their contestants will be crowned: "Chicago’s Sexiest” while raising vital funds for TPAN, Chicago’s oldest peer-led HIV service organization.

For more information, visit: www.barlesque.org/


Garden of Eve 2014
Friday, November 7
Venue One
Chicago, IL

Come get your groove on at our annual benefit that helps support health and wellness services at Howard Brown Health Center. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP reception offering guests exclusive access to the main event, a VIP lounge and a premium bar. In addition, from 7:30-11:30 p.m., there will be a Battle of the DJ's featuring DJ All the Way Kay, DJ Katie Kirby and DJ Gloria Alers, cocktails, cuisine, dancing and a tiered raffle will be included in the evening's festivities.

For more information, visit: howardbrown1165.thankyou4caring.org/goe-2014


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 10
Miami, FL

Conference Objectives:

  • Identify current research and evidence based practices pertaining to holistic HIV care;
  • Evaluate innovate approaches to HIV prevention, treatment, and care in domestic and international settings;
  • Create a vision to improve the health outcomes of underserved populations affected and infected with HIV;
  • Discuss the leadership role of nurses in health care reform and health policy.

For more information, visit: www.nursesinaidscare.org


10th Annual Paint the Town Red
Thursday, November 13
Sheraton Convention Center
Columbia, SC

This reception will bring young professionals together to commemorate the SC HIV/AIDS Council's 20 years of HIV/AIDS advocacy and service to the state of South Carolina. Paint the Town Red will be a unique reception that educates and informs, provides networking, and is downright fun.

For more information, visit: www.talentedtenth.info/paintthetownred


2nd Annual National Trans Health Symposium
Friday, November 14
Loudermilk Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

The Symposium will assist providers in building capacity through medical cultural competency to interact with and medically treat Trans individuals with care and respect. Workshops are designed to educate, encourage, and strengthen relationships among those who directly affect the daily lives of the Trans community.

For more information, visit: media.wix.com/ugd/dc9805_0b04b63dd8ef42a8a72432d00d9bee8c.pdf


AIDS Quilt Songbook
Friday, November 14
8:00pm
Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy
New York, NY

The Phoenix Concert Series will present the AIDS Quilt Songbook, the acclaimed ongoing project by classical musicians responding to HIV/AIDS, in advance of World AIDS Day. Scheduled to perform on November 14th are: Anne-Carolyn Bird, Amy Burton, Lorinda Lisitza, Gilda Lyons, and Elizabeth Weigle (sopranos), Abby Fischer and Heather Johnson (mezzo-sopranos), Nicole Mitchell (contralto), Michael Slattery (tenor), and Christopher Herbert and Wes Mason (baritones), accompanied on piano by Thomas Bagwell, Gordon Beeferman, Michael Djupstrom and John Musto. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Bailey House, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 which provides housing and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates on their behalf.

For more information, contact: Gordon Beeferman, co-curator, gordonbeeferman@inkbox.org


SMART Ride 11
Friday, November 14 - Saturday, November 15
Miami to Key West
Florida

The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. Each participant pays an $95 registration fee and riders commit to raise a minimum of $1,250 in donations. Although that amount to fund raise may seem daunting, we are continually amazed by what we see participants accomplish.

For more information, visit: thesmartride.org/


Women’s Event 17
Saturday, November 15
Cipriani
New York, NY

Women’s Event 17 will be bigger and bolder than ever at the brand new Cipriani in the historic Cunard Building! Join The Center at this gorgeous venue for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing to celebrate our history and the women who are making a difference in our world.

For more information, visit: mycenter.gaycenter.org/womensevent


amfAR HIV Cure Summit
Monday, November 17
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY

An update on scientific progress toward a cure for HIV. Speakers to include several of the world’s leading HIV cure researchers and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

For more information, visit: www.curecountdown.org/summit


Fifth International Conference on Stigma
Friday, November 21
Howard University’s Blackburn Center
Washington, DC

For more information, visit: www.whocanyoutell.org


21st Annual Race to Deliver
Sunday, November 23
Central Park
New York, NY

The Race to Deliver is one of the largest annual fundraisers for God's Love We Deliver. It is a 4 mile run/walk in Central Park, followed by multiple-distance Kids' Races. The Race is a symbol of our daily race to ensure that no person ever has to face the unthinkable combination of illness and hunger.

For more information, visit: www.glwd.org/race/


World AIDS Awareness Weekend
Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
Georgia World Congress Center & the Intercontinental Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit: www.worldaidsawarenessweekend.com/


2014 World AIDS Day Observance
Sunday, November 30
National AIDS Memorial Grove
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

An evening of remembrance, renewal and reunion.

For more information, visit: www.aidsmemorial.org/events/2014-light-in-the-grove

December 2014

December 1st is World AIDS Day.


World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. 2013's theme was "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

For more information, visit: www.poz.com/world


Noche De Las Memorias
Monday, December 1
AIDS Monument - Lincoln Park
Los Angeles, CA

This annual event takes place on World AIDS Day on the first of December - which also coincides with the founding of The Wall Las Memorias Project. At this empowering community event, new names are unveiled at The AIDS Monument in a special candle-light ceremony. It is an evening of reflection that is filled with music, inspirational speakers, remembrance and prayer. Family members and friends can also submit a name to be added to the monument and unveiled during Noche de Las Memorias.

For more information, visit: www.thewalllasmemorias.org/noche_de_las_memorias


The Renegade Ball for Immunity Project
Monday, December 1
Mack Sennett Studios
Los Angeles, CA

The Renegade Ball for Immunity Project is the first annual gala for the Immunity Project, a non-profit initiative of Until There's a Cure. December 1 at 8 p.m. at Mack Sennett Studios in LA. Tickets are $100. Michael Franti and Spearhead are headlining, Immigre is DJing, live art by Vanessa Vaguely, and a silent auction. Drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka. Proceeds benefit the Immunity Project.

For more information, visit: www.therenegadeball.com


Heroes of HIV
Monday, December 1
The Nines
Portland, OR

Join CAP on World AIDS Day as we celebrate our community Heroes in the fight against HIV! This celebratory luncheon will gather together people and organizations that have played vital roles in turning the tables on HIV.

For more information, visit: cascadeaids.ejoinme.org/?tabid=556763


AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 14th Annual World of Chocolate Gala
Thursday, December 4
Union Station
Chicago, IL

World of Chocolate will transform the Great Hall at Union Station into a decadent adventure. Treat your palate to the sweet and savory chocolate creations made by chefs, chocolatiers and caterers from all over the city of Chicago. Tour through this wonderful world and start your holiday season with a bang!

For more information, visit: www.aidschicago.org/chocolate/


19th Annual ACRIA Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, December 10
Skylight Modern
New York, NY

Join ACRIA on December 10, 2014 as we honor Larry Kramer and Bruce Weber.

For more information, visit: www.acria.org/event/?upcoming


Treatment Action Group's (TAG) Annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA)
Sunday, December 14
404 Tenth Avenue @ 33rd Street
New York, NY

TAG's annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) honors activists, scientists, philanthropists, and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions in the fight against AIDS. RIAA is a fundraiser to support TAG's programs, and provides a forum to honor heroes of the epidemic.

For more information, visit: www.treatmentactiongroup.org/riaa/

January 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.


Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine
Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, January 16
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
Bangkok, Thailand

The key objective of the annual Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine is to provide health care workers and members of the HIV-infected and affected community from Thailand and all over the world with a comprehensive review of the management of HIV infection and opportunistic infections, efforts to improve access to therapy as well as the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines.

For more information, visit: www.hivnat.org/bangkoksymposium


12th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities
Thursday, January 15 - Sunday, January 18
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, GA

NAESM 2015, as the conference is affectionately called, is the only national conference planned by Black gay men to highlight emerging social, political, structural, and behavioral trends that impact our communities by bridging health educators, advocates, policy makers, researchers, and PLWA’s in a weekend full of learning, sharing, and growth.

For more information, visit: www.naesm.org

February 2015

February is United States Black History Month and International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month.


amfAR New York Gala
Wednesday, February 4
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Dinner, Entertainment, and Live Auction
Cipriani Wall Street
New York, NY

The amfAR New York Gala is the official kickoff to New York Fashion Week and the Foundation’s signature annual benefit in New York City. The star-studded black-tie gala is eagerly anticipated as a highlight of the city’s philanthropic and social calendar.

For more information, visit: amfar.org/In_The_Spotlight/Event_Details/amfAR_New_York_Gala_2014/


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Saturday, February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a chance to get more involved in getting the word out that HIV is preventable and treatable. With greater awareness about how the disease is spread and how to avoid risky behaviors, people can reduce their chance of infection. With appropriate treatment and medication, people living with HIV can live long and productive lives and manage their disease like other chronic illnesses. That's why it's so important for everyone to get screened for HIV and to know their HIV status.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


22nd Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
(CROI 2015)

Monday, February 23 - Thursday, February 26
Seattle, WA

CROI is a scientifically focused meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. The goal of CROI is to provide a forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. Over 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world convene in a different location each year for the Conference.

For more information, visit: www.croiconference.org/

March 2015

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and Women's History Month.


National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
Sunday, March 1 - Saturday, March 8

The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

For more information, visit: nationalweekofprayerforthehealingofaids.org/


National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, March 10

In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.

Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day. The 2009 theme is "HIV is Right Here at Home".

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 20

March 20, 2010 marks the second annual National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), Colorado State University's Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity (CASAE), and Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) organize and implement the Day. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity for Native people and others to create a greater awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS to their communities; to remember those who have passed; to acknowledge those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to call for increased resources for testing; and to seek support for increasing treatment and care options.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


April 2015

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and STI Awareness Month.


National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, April 10

A day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people, as well as highlight the amazing work of young people in response to the epidemic. Through their efforts, youth and their allies will hold our leaders accountable for their commitment to and investment in realizing an AIDS-free generation.

For more information, visit: amplifyyourvoice.org/nyhaad


AIDSWatch 2015
Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 14
Washington, DC

The two-day event begins with a training on Monday, April 13 to prepare attendees for visits with their Members of Congress. The training will provide resources, talking points, and answers to questions that Congressional staffers may have about programs related to people living with HIV/AIDS. The Positive Leadership Award Reception follows that evening and is a time to recognize outstanding leadership and service to people living with HIV. Meetings with Congressional offices will take place throughout the day on Tuesday, April 14, and will be scheduled by regional/state coordinators.

For more information, visit: aidsunited.org/


HIV Drug Therapy in the Americas 2015
Thursday, April 16 - Saturday, April 18

For more information, visit: www.hivamericas.org


Dining Out For Life 2015
Thursday, April 30
Across the United States

Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city.

To find a participating restaurant near you, visit: www.diningoutforlife.com/

May 2015

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month and Mental Health Month.


AIDS Walk Charlotte
Saturday, May 2
Charlotte, NC

The 19th annual AIDS WALK Charlotte is the largest HIV awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas and is a visual representation of our communities' commitment and compassion for those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Close to 3,000 caring individuals will walk two miles through Uptown Charlotte's historic Fourth Ward district in memory of those who have finished their journey, as advocates for those infected, and as a beacon of light for the future when our steps will have helped stop its spread.

For more information, visit: rain.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry


AIDS Walk New York
Sunday, May 17

For more information, visit: www.aidswalk.net/newyork


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Monday, May 18

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the lead for this day. Despite much research, there still is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. All Americans, especially communities of color and men who have sex with men, need to learn more about HIV vaccine research in order to make an HIV vaccine a reality. This awareness day provides a great opportunity to thank the thousands of people who are working to help find an HIV preventive vaccine—the clinical trial volunteers, health professionals, community members, and the researchers.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Tuesday, May 19

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Banyan Tree Project Disclaimer--a national campaign to fight HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in API communities--is the lead for this day. According to the CDC, the number of APIs living with AIDS has climbed by more than 10 percent in each of the last 5 years. Sixty-seven percent of API men living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 are men who have had sex with other men. Eighty percent of API women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact.

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/


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