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December 2015 | January 2016 |
February 2016 | March 2016 |
April 2016 | May 2016

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World AIDS Day
Tuesday, 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."

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December 2015

December 1st is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day
Tuesday, 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."

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Living with AIDS
Tuesday, December 1
Student Health Center and New Academic Classroom Building Room 101
North Carolina A&T State University

NC A&T State University's World AIDS Day walk and event. Special guest's include NC A&T's Poetic Insurgents as well as keynote speaker Ms. Rae Lewis-Thornton! Additionally, there will also be FREE HIV/STI screenings. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Unidos en Esperanza
Tuesday, December 1
Our Lady Queen of Angels - La Placita

535 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA

Bienestar Human Services will be holding Unidos en Esperanza: an ecumenical, spiritual, musical and cultural ceremony to remember those who died of AIDS. Come celebrate life and create awareness about the epidemic at Our Lady Queen of Angels - La Placita.

Project SAFE - World AIDS Day Event
Tuesday, December 8
Gallery Players Theater


The Project SAFE program of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers will be hosting a World AIDS Day community event on Tuesday, December 8, 4-6 pm at the Gallery Players Theater (199 14th Street). This event will recognize World AIDS Day in support of getting the number of HIV infections down to zero. There will be a keynote speaker, performances from the Project SAFE Theater and Dance groups, guest performers, HIV testing and a raffle.

Saving Our Homes, Saving Our Lives
Tuesday, December 1
Brooklyn, New York

To address housing needs for low-income persons and families who are living with HIV/AIDS, Bridging Access to Care, will hold the “Saving Our Homes, Saving Our Lives” Awards Reception as it works to enhance awareness of the plight of low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS throughout New York City, specifically in Brooklyn. The funds raised during the Reception helps to offset and secure funding essentials to maintaining the housing support services so desperately needed for individuals in our community who are HIV-positive and facing homelessness. In addition, funds are needed to properly furnish the homes of formerly homeless HIV/AIDS person including food and pantry items.

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Shaking the Disease CD Release Party
8-10 pm, Tuesday, December 1
Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Charlottesville, VA

Shaking the Disease An Unlikely Tribute to Depeche Mode is an album by POZ contributor Shawn Decker (Synthetic Division), celebrating 25 years since his Make-A-Wish Foundation encounter with his favorite band, Depeche Mode. Proceeds go to the HIV prevention efforts of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

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Free Throw for AIDS Challenge
11:30 am, Tuesday, December 1
Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

The Free Throws For AIDS Challenge will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (World AIDS Day) at 11:30 am at former New York Knicks' Hall of Famer Walter "Clyde" Frazier's Restaurant located at 485 10th Avenue in New York City. Every year Wayne Cesa, executive Director and Founder of Free Throws For AIDS, takes the Free Throws For AIDS Challenge to different locations. The challenge involves Mr. Cesa shooting free throws for five minutes. He gets sponsors on how many free throws he can make in that time limit. Flat donations are also accepted.

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World AIDS Day Luncheon
Tuesday, December 1
The Post Oak Hilton
Houston, TX

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World AIDS Day - From Vision to Reality
Tuesday, December 1
Apollo Theater

Commemoration at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater featuring guest speakers, performers, celebrities and elected officials.

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Out of the Darkness Gathering
Tuesday, December 1

World AIDS Day gathering with guest speakers and performers

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 15th Annual World of Chocolate Gala
Thursday, December 3
Union Station
Chicago, IL

World of Chocolate features more than 20 chocolatiers, drinks, dancing and raffle prizes as Chicago's premiere World AIDS Day event.

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La Gift Card Fete 2015
Noon-2:00pm, Saturday, December 5
Alori Properties
Austin, TX

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday! The best deals for all your favorite Austin restaurants and businesses are at La Gift Card Fete, a holiday bazaar featuring 20% discounted gift cards. Every single penny raised will go directly to the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund, which serves as a cash fund of last resort for clients of AIDS Services of Austin. Join hosts The Octopus Club and INK for an afternoon of shopping, drinks and music.

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RED Brunch
Saturday, December 5
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

Red Brunch is a signature event for the diverse communities of Phoenix to celebrate World AIDS Day. Aunt Rita's Foundation, in association with the 17 non-profit benefiting agencies that provide important services to the HIV/AIDS community, produces this annual fundraising event.
At this event, we will join with our friends in reflection on the past three decades and how it has affected those we love. Also, we will recognize and honor individuals and organizations that continue to provide essential services and programs to the diverse HIV/AIDS community. Finally we will take an opportunity to celebrate life.

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2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
Sunday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 9
Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, GA

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

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5th World Congress on Virology
Monday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 9
Atlanta, GA

5th World Congress on Virology serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of viral infections, preventive and therapeutic modalities for viral infections. This conference aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Virology and Infectious diseases, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

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AIDS Walk Tampa Bay and Fun Run
Saturday, Dec 12
Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

By walking, running, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much-needed resources to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, an HIV/AIDS organization now supporting members across the entire bay area. With your amazing support, our Tampa Bay community can make a real difference to the many people impacted by HIV/AIDS in our area.

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Treatment Action Group's (TAG) Annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA)
Sunday, December 13
Eventi Hotel
851 Avenue of the Americas @ 30th Street
New York, NY

TAG's annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) event honors activists, scientists, philanthropists, and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the fight against AIDS. Resources raised at RIAA provide vital support for TAG’s programs throughout the year and enable us to honor champions in the fight to end AIDS.

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Jolly Holly Folly 2015
Wednesday, December 18
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Milwaukee, WI

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January 2016

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.

Men of ADODI Southern Region 5th Annual Winter Retreat
Friday, January 15 - Sunday, January 17
Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South
College Park, GA

The ADODI-Southern Region will host the 5th Annual Winter Retreat during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday weekend. The theme is: "Focus, Capture, Develop". There will be empowerment affirmation sessions, workshops, talent sharing, & fellowship.

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13th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities
Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24
Hilton LAX Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

NAESM 2016, 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.

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ASF's Annual Gala - Shaken Not Stirred
Saturday, January 23

The Annual Gala is ASF’s signature fundraising event, building on the tremendous success of The Big Splash, which helped raise the money to start ASF and continued as an annual event until 2009.

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Viva! The Gala to Benefit AFWM
Friday, January 29
The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA

Unique drag entertainment will be the highlight of an evening of fun and fellowship in support of AFWM’s vital programs and services. Enjoy a variety of delicious food stations by The Log Cabin, while shopping through the unique wares of the silent auction. Mingle with friends and fellow supporters before entering the ballroom to enjoy lively presentations, a live auction featuring Kelsey Flynn!

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February 2016

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

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday, 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.

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amfAR New York Gala
Wednesday, February 10
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Dinner and Program
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.

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

Monday, February 22 - Thursday, February 25
Boston, MA

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.

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AIDSWatch Mississippi 2016
Thursday, February 25
Mississippi State Capitol
Jackson, MS

AIDSWatch Mississippi 2016 is an exciting new HIV awareness and educational day at the Mississippi State Capitol, to be held February 25th, 2016.

AIDSWatch 2016
Monday, February 29 - Tuesday, March 1
Washington, DC

The two-day event begins with a training on Monday, February 29 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, March 1, and will be scheduled by regional/state coordinators.

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March 2016

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

AIDS Walk Houston 2016
Sunday, March 6
Sam Houston Park - Downtown Houston
Houston, TX

Each year over 1,200 people are newly infected with HIV in the Houston community. Your support helps local AIDS service organizations provide programs and life-saving services to thousands of Houstonians impacted by HIV/AIDS. Start your teams and become an ally today!

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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, 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".

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday, March 20

March 20, 2016 marks the eighth 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.

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Meaningful Care Conference 2016
Friday, March 25
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Portland, OR

The LGBTQ Health Coalition of the Columbia-Willamette is proud to present a day-long LGBTQ cultural competency training designed for healthcare and social service professionals in the Pacific Northwest.

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AIDS Walk South Dallas
Saturday, March 26
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Dallas, TX

AIDS Walk South Dallas, Inc., J Anderson Lester, and Walgreens presents AIDS Walk South Dallas 2016. The 5K walk/run kicks off Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8 AM. This year's theme, "Supporting The Future," extends the mission which is to inspire, educate and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist those impacted.

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April 2016

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and STI Awareness Month.

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday, 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.

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13th Annual Authors In Kind Literary Luncheon
Tuesday, April 12
Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY

Each year God's Love We Deliver hosts Authors In Kind, our literary luncheon. Friends and supporters of God's Love We Deliver, and some of New York's most avid readers, gather for an intimate reception, discussion and book signing. Guests meet the authors and have books signed. After a fun meet-and-greet, guests then enjoy a luncheon during which the authors entertain attendees with stories about themselves and the books they have written.

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28th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami
Sunday, April 24
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
Miami, FL

A 5k (3.1 mile) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting those who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS in our South Florida Communities.

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Dining Out For Life 2016
Thursday, April 28
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.

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2016 American Conference for the Treatment of HIV
Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX

The 10th annual ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward US frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection.

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2016 HIV in the Americas
Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30
Mexico City, Mexico

This meeting will bring together a scientific programme to explore through plenary sessions, discussion and networking issues of particular relevance to the region. Faculty will be drawn both from within the region and from international experts.

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May 2016

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

Ride for the Feast
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15
Baltimore, MD

Ride for the Feast is a 2-day, 140-mile bike ride taking place throughout the state of Maryland on May 14 – 15, 2016. Beginning in Ocean City and ending in Baltimore City, the 140 mile route symbolizes the exact distance a Moveable Feast driver must go in order to deliver to our farthest client. All money raised goes to Moveable Feast, an organization that feeds people with AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Wednesday, 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.

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National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, 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.

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