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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!

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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.

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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.”

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Long-Term Survivor Project
June 4 - July 18, 2015
SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

In celebration of annual Pride month and in honor of National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivor Day (June 5th), SF Camerawork is proud to present the Long-Term Survivor Project. Taking place from June 4 - July 18, 2015, this is an exhibition and public programing series addressing the experiences of HIV survivorship in our society. The exhibition features the work of artists Hunter Reynolds (New York), Frank Yamrus (New York), and Grahame Perry (San Francisco).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Exploring Sex, Drugs & A Cure
Thursday, June 11
2015 ANAC Conference
Baruch College
151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor

The conference is open to all nursing professionals and students, social workers, pharmacists, and physicians assistants looking to increase their knowledge of HIV, HIV treatment, and key populations affected by HIV. Conference attendees will participate in a full-day of interactive presentations focused on practical strategies for engagement, diagnosis and treatment with populations most impacted by HIV. Led by public health experts, this conference will help healthcare professionals understand how to implement best practices for client-centered care in their communities.

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June 12 - July 25, 2015
Jose Luis Cortes’ exhibition
2721 N. 5th St
Phila., PA

As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Reminder Day demonstrations, GALAEI and Taller Puertorriqueno are pleased to present in June, En Blanco y Negro: Gay & Boricua, an exhibition of the artwork of Jose Luis Cortes. As part of the exhibition, Jose will be conducting an outreach workshop with kids from GALAEI and Taller’s youth programs. Following the exhibition, on June 20th at 3PM, there will be a panel discussion at Taller Puertorriqueno on gay and Latino issues led by the writer and AIDS activist, David Acosta.

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The 32nd Annual Garden Party
Monday, June 22
Pier 84, 555 12th Ave

Kick off Pride Week with the 32nd annual Garden Party on Monday, June 22 at Pier 84 with tastings from dozens of NYC’s premier restaurants. Sip on seasonal cocktails at our open bar while you watch the sun set over the Hudson River! Proceeds from the Garden Party support The LGBT Center of NYC’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services, and keep our doors open 365 days a year. General admission tickets are $85 for Center members and $99 for the general public.

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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.'"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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October 2015

October is GLBT History Month.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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November 2015

November is American Indian Heritage Month.

AIDS Walk Austin
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX

AIDS Walk Austin, an annual event produced by AIDS Services of Austin since 1987, benefits 10 AIDS Service Organizations in Central Texas. Each year, thousands of walkers, supporters, and sponsors join together to create awareness, fight stigma, and raise much-needed funds for care services and prevention programs. A great experience for families, work teams, and even pets, the Walk starts off at Republic Square Park with the Party in the Park, featuring live music from local artists, and tasty food from homegrown food trucks. Once underway, the Walk takes participants on a route through downtown Austin, to the Capitol grounds, and back.

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SMART Ride 12
Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 14
Miami to Key West

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.

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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.

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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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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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