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

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October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014

Featured Event

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: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/

April 2014

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and STI Awareness Month.


The Women of ACT UP/NY: Fight Back! Fight AIDS!
Tuesday, April 1
New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
New York, NY

Join us to hear from veteran ACT UP women activists about the tactics and strategies used during the early years, the demonstration against Cosmopolitan magazine, the Day of Desperation actions, the four-year campaign to change the definition of AIDS, litigation pursued, the fight for insurance benefits, the power of video activism, and their experiences in ACT UP.

For more information, visit: www.nypl.org/events/programs/2014/04/01/women-act-upny-fight-back-fight-aids


Center Dinner
Thursday, April 3

Friends and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) will gather for Center Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, April 3 to celebrate The Center’s work and mission. This year, The Center is pleased to have the opportunity to honor two outstanding supporters of our work, The Calamus Foundation and PepsiCo.

For more information, visit: www.gaycenter.org/centerdinner


SYNChronicity 2014
Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5

SYNChronicity is HealthHIV's annual conference to prepare individuals and organizations working in HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health to succeed in the dynamic health care environment by "syncing" systems, data, programs, models, and policies.

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


11th Annual Authors In Kind Literary Luncheon
Wednesday, April 9
Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY

Now in its 11th year, Authors In Kind features a book signing reception with noted writers, followed by a cheerful luncheon at which they talk about their recent work. God's Love Board member and best-selling author Linda Fairstein will emcee the event. James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Anthony will speak about the first-ever cookbook from the culinary landmark that is Gramercy Tavern. Barbara Ehrenreich will discuss her latest work, Living with a Wild God. Robin Cook will discuss Cell.

For more information, visit: www.godslovewedeliver.org/authorsinkind


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


ACT UP's First Cabaret Benefit!
Friday, April 11
Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe
New York, NY

Mark Milano will perform an encore of "The Lyrics Left Behind," a cabaret show composed entirely of "trunk songs" and "dummy lyrics". During the Golden Age of Broadway Musicals, songwriters would toss their unused songs into a trunk and reuse them when a new musical needed a number, simply by changing the lyric.

For tickets, visit: web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9887633


The Healing Power of Community - Facing HIV Together Retreat
Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13
Saratoga Springs Retreat Center
Upper Lake, CA

This gathering extends a heartfelt invitation to both HIV-negative and HIV-positive men, women and trans-people who have lived through and been profoundly impacted by the AIDS crisis. Each of us has powerful experiences to share with one another. Our healing relies on all of us coming together.

For more information, visit: www.saratogasprings.com/retreats/HealingPower.html


Be the Care to benefit Whitman-Walker Health
Thursday, April 17
6:30 pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker Health's premier spring event which brings community and business leaders together to honor an extraordinary individual whose commitment to health care and the fight against HIV is unparalleled. In 2013, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was presented with the annual Partner for Life Award.

For more information, visit: www.whitman-walker.org/bethecare


Dining Out For Life 2014
Thursday, April 24
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/


Design on a Dime 2014
Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26
Metropolitan Pavilion
New York, NY

This April Housing Works will celebrate the 10th anniversary of New York City’s most popular interior design benefit, Design on a Dime. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, the 3-day event features more than 50 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing!

For more information, visit: www.housingworks.org/events/design-on-a-dime/


26th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami
Sunday, April 27
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.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkmiami.org


AIDSWatch 2013
Monday, April 28 - Tuesday, April 29
Washington, DC

The two-day event begins with a training on Monday, April 28 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 29, and will be scheduled by regional/state coordinators.

For more information, visit: salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50464/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7505

May 2014

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


Got UR Game On?
Friday, May 2
Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Inn and Conference Center
Portsmouth, RI

The Rhode Island HIV Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a one-day conference and training on improving communication with young people about sexual health and substance abuse issues. The conference and training are designed for educators, social workers, health care providers, counselors, faith leaders, community leaders and others interacting with young people ages 11 to 24.

For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/o/ri-hiv-prevention-coalition-1348521029?s=23236207


Legacy Grace Project National Conference for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4
Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel
Dallas, TX

A three day conference for Women Living with HIV/AIDS seeking to encourage hope and hold families together while also increasing awareness about the spread of HIV in our communities through educational seminars on issues ranging from how to disclose status to proper nutrition and medication adherence.

For more information, visit: www.legacygraceproject.org


Functional Cure of HIV/AIDS: Training Workshop in Zambia
Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3
Golden Bridge Hotel
Lusaka, Zambia

The 2nd Science Symposium will be held on May 2nd and 3rd at the Golden Bridge Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. It will cover various topics encompassing HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis, host-virus interactions, immune responses to infection, disease progression, opportunistic infections, co-infections, vaccine design and current treatment strategies. This world class workshop is hosted by ZARF (Zambia AIDS Research Foundation) and TALC (Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign).

For more information, visit: www.aidsresearchzambia.org


AIDS Walk Charlotte
Saturday, May 3
Charlotte, NC

The 18th 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: www.aidswalkcharlotte.org


17th Annual Big Night Out Benefiting AIDS Service Center
Saturday, May 3
Los Angeles, CA

Join us for the Gala Reception to kick off the evening, which will be followed by private dinner parties at different locations.

For more information, visit: www.ASCBigNightOut.com


AIDS Walk Las Vegas
Sunday, May 4
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Aid for AIDS of Nevada has led the AIDS Walk for over twenty years. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.

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


New Jersey AIDS Walk
Sunday, May 4
Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Morristown, Newark, Ridgewood, NJ

In five locations throughout New Jersey, thousands of people will walk in solidarity to support people living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: njaidswalk.org/


HIV 2014: Science, Community and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations
Monday, May 5
The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY

The broad goals of this symposium will be to enhance partnerships between leading international researchers (from academia, government and industry), clinical investigators and public health and policy advocates, to promote the exchange of ideas, results and technologies, and to ensure successful translation of knowledge into improved outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

For more information, visit: www.nyas.org/events/detail.aspx?cid=ac11160d-8fae-42de-8685-35f2959b1119


Cielo Latino 2014
Thursday, May 8
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY

The annual benefit gala of the Latino Commission, Cielo Latino is a platform to showcase people and organizations committed to ending the AIDS epidemic.

For more information, visit: www.latinoaids.org/showevent.php?Event_Id=56


2014 HIV in the Americas
Thursday, May 8 - Saturday, May 10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

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


Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA VOOM)
Monday, May 12
Angel Orensanz
172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY

The Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA) recognize the achievements and contributions of artists, activists and art supporters who strengthen the cultural history of art activism and reinforce the mission of Visual AIDS.

For more information, visit: www.visualaids.org/projects/detail/visual-aids-vanguard-award/


Ignite: Light our Fight. Ignite Our Future
Friday, May 16
Ignite Glass Studios
Chicago, IL

Light up your night at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's annual spring event Ignite: Light our Fight. Ignite Our Future. Kindle your creativity with live glass blowing demonstrations by top artists while drinking cocktails, enjoying worldly cuisine and dancing the night away to music from DJ Moose.

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


Hudson Valley AIDS Walk
Saturday, May 17

This year's AIDS Walk departs from the Poughkeepsie side. We've lined up a bunch of vendors, non-profits, and activities for you to enjoy on the Poughkeepsie side before the Walk departs.

For more information, visit: www.hudsonvalleycs.org/aidswalk/


AIDS Walk New York
Sunday, May 18

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


Minnesota AIDS Walk
Sunday, May 18
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota AIDS Walk is a 6.2 mile walk along the Mississippi River that benefits the Minnesota AIDS Project's mission to lead the fight against HIV in Minnesota. We'll be featuring HIV testing, Paws for a Cause, where you and your pets can walk together, and our first ever Mini Midway created especially for our junior walkers.

For more information, visit: www.mnaidswalk.org


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Sunday, 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
Monday, 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/


A Thousand and One Champions
Thursday, May 22
Grand Hyatt Hotel
New York, NY

APICHA Community Health's annual benefit gala, A Thousand and One Champions, celebrates APICHA's 24th year of helping New York City's most marginalized communities, especially those whose lives are impacted by HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: www.apicha.org


26th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
Thursday, May 22 - Sunday, May 25
Hyatt Regency
Denver, CO

We expect over 500 HIV social workers from across the country and a few nations abroad as well. We again will offer over 100 presentations in various conference formats. These will include general sessions, brief reports, posters, individual workshops, and also conversations about best practices. We once again will offer the very popular 12-hour Medical Case Management Institute, developed and taught by colleagues from Diverse Management Solutions in Denver, Colorado.

For more information, visit: www.bc.edu/schools/gssw/academics/ce/conferences.html

June 2014

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.


AIDS Lifecycle - Ride To End AIDS
Sunday, June 1 - Saturday, June 7

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Whether you're considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us on AIDS/LifeCycle 12.

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


National Conference on HIV Criminalization
Monday, June 2 - Thursday, June 5

A first-ever national HIV is Not a Crime conference, organized by a coalition of HIV, LGBT and social justice groups, will unite and train advocates living with HIV and allies from across the country in the effort to end the criminalization of people with HIV. The gathering will empower participants with practical training and an emphasis on grassroots organizing to enable activists to better advocate for criminalization reform in their home states.

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


National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
Thursday, June 5

The first-ever National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be held on June 5, 2014. It highlights the profound experiences and unique issues of longterm survivors, both HIV-positive and negative, who are still alive despite the devastating toll from surviving the most significant epidemic of our time. Let’s Kick ASS-AIDS Survivor Syndrome is the lead sponsor and organizer for this AIDS observance day.

For more information, visit: nhaltsad.org/


Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday, June 8

The annual Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health education, evaluation, and opportunities for involvement. The goal is to beat the odds and to ensure that we cultivate a health conscious atmosphere within our communities. This day is a part of a National effort to get Caribbean-Americans to get educated, get evaluated, get treated and get involved with their health decisions, as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Cancer, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular diseases continues to negatively affect the Caribbean communities resulting in premature deaths.

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


National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)
Friday, June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded the day in 1995 and continues to lead its implementation each year.

June 27 is a day for YOU to get involved! Christopher H. Bates, Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) says "We urge all Americans on this Day and through out the year to 'Take Control of Their Health – Their Life – and Get Tested for HIV.'"

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/national-hiv-testing-day/

July 2014

AIDS Walk San Francisco
Sunday, July 20
San Francisco, CA

For more information, visit: www.aidswalk.net/sites/default/files/uploads/AWSF/Forms/awsf2014.pdf


20th International AIDS Conference
Sunday, July 20 - Friday, July 25
Melbourne, Australia

The biennial International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.

For more information, visit: www.aids2014.org/


Wisconsin AIDS Ride
Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3
Madison, WI

The ride travels 300 miles through southern Wisconsin, beginning and ending in Madison. The Wisconsin AIDS Ride is a fundraiser for AIDS Network, southern Wisconsin's ASO.

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

August 2014

11th Annual Charity Trek
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15
Burlington, VT - Portland, ME

Our 2014 event will be our 13th event, dedicated to generating the funds needed for research into a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Please consider joining us, as a rider or crew, to assist on the journey for a vaccine and an experience you’ll not soon forget. Our 2014 event will mark significant route changes from 2013, but will still be from Burlington, VT to Portland, ME.

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

September 2014

September is Hispanic Heritage Month.


Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014)
Friday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 9
Washington, DC

ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. With 50% of its attendees living outside of the United States, ICAAC provides a rare opportunity to bring together the field’s foremost leaders to discuss the state of infection control and prevention on a global scale.

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


AIDS Walk Portland
Sunday, September 6
The Fields Neighborhood Park
Portland, OR

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


Braking AIDS Ride
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14

Benefits Housing Works. Three days, 285 miles. Spectacular route from Boston to New York City. Fully-supported, clearly marked route, with abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles.

For more information, visit: brakingaidsride.org/


AIDS Walk Detroit
Sunday, September 14
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, MI

AIDS Walk Detroit is the largest HIV/AIDS specific fundraiser is Michigan. Each year over 3,500 individuals participate in our AIDS Walk event. Since 1991 AIDS Walk Detroit has raised over $3.5 million to support HIV/AIDS services in southeast Michigan. Help us raise $200,000 for AIDS Walk Detroit by signing up to walk today!

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkdetroit.org


16th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
Sunday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 17
Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

The Annual Meeting will feature themes on HIV Cure Research; HIV Pathogenesis; HIV Structural Biology, Immunology and Vaccines; Advances in Clinical, Prevention and Public Health Research, and a cross-cutting session on the Molecular and Immunological Insights from Cancer Biology and Treatment which will focus on the exciting work of Dr. Carl June who will presenting the first Reinhard Kurth Memorial Lecture.

For more information, visit: medschool.umaryland.edu/ihvmeeting/default.html


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Thursday, September 18

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


First Annual East Los Angeles Women's Center Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 18
California Country Club
Whittier, CA

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 am and continue with an afternoon luncheon. We are expecting over 100 golfers to attend along with Dixon Golf providing fabulous golf games and prizes. Proceeds from this event will support ELAWC’s programs that support women, girls and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV.

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


Cycle for the Cause
Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
Boston to New York City

Cycle for the Cause, the 20th Annual Northeast AIDS Ride, is a fully-supported, three-day, approximately 275-mile bike ride that will take place September 19-21, 2014. Over the past 19 years, thousands of riders and crew have made their way from Boston to New York City to raise millions of dollars for the HIV/AIDS related programs and services of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. We invite you to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For more information, visit: www.cycleforthecause.org


National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Satday, September 27

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


AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City
Sunday, September 28
Downtown Oklahoma City @ the Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK

A one-mile walk through downtown Oklahoma City. Before the Walk browse the vendor and service organization's information tables. The AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkokc.org/walk

October 2014

October is GLBT History Month.


U.S. Conference on AIDS
Thursday, October 2 - Sunday, October 5
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, CA

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over thousands of workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: nmac.org/2014-u-s-conference-on-aids/


AIDS Walk Nashville
Saturday, October 4
Riverfront Park
Nashville, TN

For more information, visit: www.nashvilleaidswalk.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1055677


AIDS Arms LifeWalk
Sunday, October 5
Robert E. Lee Park
Dallas, TX

Join us for the 24th Annual AIDS Arms LifeWalk, benefiting thousands impacted by HIV/AIDS in the Dallas community.

For more information, visit: www.lifewalk.org


4th World Congress on Virology
Monday, October 6 - Wednesday, October 8
San Antonio, TX

4th 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.

For more information, visit: virology2014.conferenceseries.net/


IDWeek
Wednesday, October 8 - Sunday, October 12
Philadelphia, PA

A combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), IDWeek features the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV.

For more information, visit: idweek.org/


Bailando Por Una Causa
Sunday, October 12
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Baila Society, a leading New York Salsa dance company, presents the fourth annual “Bailando Por Una Causa”: A Night of Dancing, to raise awareness and funds for the Latino Commission on AIDS, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in all communities.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.latinoaids.org/showevent.php?Event_Id=69


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday, October 15

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

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


10th National Harm Reduction Conference
Thursday, October 23 - Sunday, October 26
Baltimore, MD

The 10th National Harm Reduction Conference: From Public Health to Social Justice is the only multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of drug users. Over a thousand people from around the country will meet to address the many critical issues affecting the drug user community including overdose, HIV, hepatitis, incarceration and stigma. Physicians, medical professionals, policy makers, researchers, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis service agencies, organizations providing services for youth, and the homeless as well as community based and advocacy organizations will be well represented at this much anticipated event.

For more information, visit: harmreduction.org/blog/10th-national-harm-reduction-conference/


2nd International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs, & STIs
Monday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 29
Las Vegas, NV

This interdisciplinary conference is the premier gathering of people working in the field of HIV/AIDS and other STD's, as well as the policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.

For more information, visit: www.omicsgroup.com/hiv-aids-std-conference-2014/


AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run
Sunday, October 19
Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkatlanta.com


AIDS Walk Washington
Saturday, October 25
Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW)
Washington, DC

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

November 2014

November is American Indian Heritage Month.


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/


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

December 2014

December 1st is World AIDS Day.


World AIDS Day
Sunday, 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


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/


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