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

March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 |
July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015 |
October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015

Featured Event

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/

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/


Tennessee HIV/AIDS Advocacy Days
Monday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 3
Washington, DC

The Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network is hosting the second annual TN HIV/AIDS Advocacy Days (Advocacy Workship & Day on the Hill) March 2nd and 3rd. In response to feedback from last year, we are providing a more comprehensive Advocacy Workshop on Monday, March 2nd from noon-6:30pm.

For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-tennessee-hivaids-awareness-advocacy-workshop-day-on-the-hill-registration-15051060126


AIDS Walk Houston
Sunday, March 8
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. There is no registration fee required to walk at AIDS Walk Houston.

For more information, visit: www.aidshelp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=610


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


Webb Party Benefiting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation
Friday, April 17
7:30 pm
Lambermont Estate & Events
950 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX

We’re sure you’re wondering what happens at WEBB. Well, WEBB is a fantastic who’s who, see and be seen social event. WEBB Party has now become San Antonio’s alternative Fiesta event and is the single largest fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF).

For more information, visit: sanantonioaids.wix.com/webbparty1


Design on a Dime 2015
Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25
Metropolitan Pavilion
New York, NY

This April Housing Works will celebrate the 11th 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/


27th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami
Sunday, April 26
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


YTH Live 2015
Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28
Hotel Kabuki
San Francisco, CA

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations.

For more information, visit: yth.org/ythlive/about/


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/


Dining Out for Life 2015: Rhode Island
Thursday, April 30
Rhode Island

Join food lovers across Rhode Island in supporting Dining Out for Life, when participating restaurants in the Rhode Island area donate a portion of their sales to AIDS Project RI. All you need to do is eat at one of the restaurants on Thursday, April 30th! For more than 30 years, AIDS Project Rhode Island has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project RI is a division of Family Service of RI.

For a list of participating restaurants or more information, visit: www.aidsprojectri.org


2015 American Conference for the Treatment of HIV
Thursday, April 30 - Saturday, May 2
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX

The 9th 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.

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

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/

June 2015

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


AIDS Lifecycle - Ride To End AIDS
Sunday, May 31 - Saturday, June 6

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 2015.

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


2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care
Thursday, June 4 - Saturday, June 6
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA

The mission of the 2015 Summit is to support improvement in HCV and HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. The nation’s public health scientific and advocacy leadership will meet to discuss state-of-the-art mechanisms and initiatives to support the “National HIV/AIDS Strategy” and the HHS “Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.”

For more information, visit: www.hivforum.org/projects/cross-cutting-topics/us-epidemic/1092-2015summit


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

The second annual National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be held on June 5, 2015. 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/


MetroBall 2015
Friday, June 5
Station 4 nightclub
Dallas, TX

Belinda Carlisle will be the headlining entertainer for 10th Annual MetroBall 2015. MetroBall benefits the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF), a 501c3 organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and to those who are unable to receive social services assistance.

For more information, visit: gdmaf.org/wp/?tribe_events=metroball-2015


Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, 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)
Saturday, June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. 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 2015

8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)
Sunday, July 19 - Wednesday, July 22
Vancouver, Canada

This biennial forum is the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS related issues and is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates from across the globe. IAS 2015 will be a unique opportunity for all those involved in the global response to HIV, including scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders, and media professionals, to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research, and explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes.

For more information, visit: www.ias2015.org

August 2015

7th Annual AIDS Red Ribbon Ride 2015
Wednesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 23
Rochester, NY

Come ride with us on the Seventh Annual AIDS Red Ribbon Ride, starting Wednesday, August 19th! Whether an experienced or novice rider, join Trillium Health for one or all five days of the ride through the Finger Lakes. Help us achieve our goal of eradicating AIDS in our lifetime.

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

September 2015

September is Hispanic Heritage Month.


U.S. Conference on AIDS
Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 13
Washington Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC

For nearly two decades, USCA has sought to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking. In 2014, USCA continued to highlight how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help us move even closer toward ending the epidemic, while focusing on the challenges we still have to overcome to achieve this vision, including several with the ACA itself. USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of workers representing all sectors and every all front of the war against this disease—from case managers and physicians,to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers. They come 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/2015usca/


AIDS Ride For Life
Saturday, September 12
Stewart Park, Gardner Parkway
Ithaca, NY

The AIDS Ride For Life is our 17th annual cycling event/fundraiser for the Southern Tier AIDS Program. It's a blast! Choose to Ride 42, 85 or 100 miles around Cayuga Lake or choose our new indoor cycling option! We have six pit stops and the very best event dinner ever. Our Riders are very well taken care of. Ride for the mission, the thrill, the athletic challenge, the fab food. Whatever your reason, you will enjoy one of the most memorable times of your life. We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We need you now more than ever. The Ride raises money to close the gap in funding for programs and services at STAP. Our PREVENTION programs and education are working!

For more information, visit: aidsrideforlife.org


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

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


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

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

October 2015

October is GLBT History Month.


AIDS Walk Nashville
Saturday, October 3
Public Square Park
Nashville, TN

For more information, visit: www.nashvilleaidswalk.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1125332


IDWeek
Wednesday, October 7 - Sunday, October 11
San Diego, CA

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/


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, 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/


AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run
Sunday, October 18
Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkatlanta.com


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 29 - Saturday, October 31
Chicago, IL

Conference Objectives:

  • Redefine HIV disease management with a focus on living well
  • Describe current evidence-based clinical management of HIV and associated co-infections with an emphasis on highly impacted and special populations
  • Discuss the roles of nurses and other care providers in addressing the HIV prevention and treatment cascades
  • Summarize harm reduction related to substance use practices, including overdose prevention
  • Discuss sexual health promotion and risk reduction including current biomedical advances (e.g. treatment as prevention; PrEP prevention programs and Microbicides)
  • Describe the relationship between HIV risk, intimate partner violence, and sexual decision making.

For more information, visit: www.nursesinaidscare.org

November 2015

November is American Indian Heritage Month.


SMART Ride 12
Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 14
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/


3rd International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs
Monday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Hilton Atlanta Airport
Atlanta, GA

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. The 'STD-AIDS 2015' program will showcase new scientific knowledge and offers a platform for professionals and community members to engage in a structured dialogue on the major issues. The collective goal will be to share scientific discoveries and clinical care on HIV and retroviral diseases, HIV diagnosis and therapy, HIV drug discovery, viral and bacterial STDs, STIs, strategies for HIV and STDs prevention, bioethics etc.

For more information, visit: hiv-aids-std.conferenceseries.com/

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."

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


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.

For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/nhpc


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