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Featured Event

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, October 15
Washington, DC

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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October 2015

October is GLBT History Month.

Dining Out For Life - New Jersey
Essex & Morris County, NJ
Thursday, October 1

Dining Out For Life raised over $4.2 million dollars across the country last year. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, thirty restaurants throughout the state will donate 33% of the day’s proceeds to directly benefit people living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey allowing non-profits to provide education and prevention for HIV infection and comprehensive support services to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

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25th Heart + Sole AIDS Walk
Saturday, October 3
Leadbetter Beach
Santa Barbara, CA

Over the past 25 years, our community has helped raise vital funds for the men, women, and children living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS in Santa Barbara County. Pacific Pride Foundation is proud to offer essential services to our community, but we can’t do it alone.

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Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run
Saturday, October 3
Public Square Park
Nashville, TN

The Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run is Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser. Entering into its 24th year, the Nashville AIDS Walk is one of the city‘s highest profile events and will be held once again at Public Square Park. This event is pet-friendly and consists of a walk, 5K run, community business fair, entertainment and food!

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AIDS Walk Wisconsin
Saturday, October 3
Summerfest Grounds, located at 200 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI

Join our 2015 Honorary Chairs Lance Bass and Michael Turchin on Milwaukee’s Lakefront for the 26TH annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run, the largest HIV fundraising event in Wisconsin.

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8th Annual Celebrity Dim Sum
Sunday, October 4
11 am to 1 pm
Four Seasons Hotel
Vancouver, BC

The annual Celebrity Dim Sum is heading into its eighth year! The Celebrity Dim Sum is a signature fundraising event for AIDS Vancouver, attracting high-level donors as well as a variety of Vancouver celebrities. This event proves to be a delectable Dim Sum (Seven Courses) brunch to remember, with all proceeds going towards AIDS Vancouver’s programs and services.

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AIDS Arms LifeWalk
Sunday, October 4
Robert E. Lee Park
Dallas, TX

For Thousands of Men, Women and Youth! In its 25th year, LifeWalk is AIDS Arms’ largest fundraiser, providing program funds for AIDS Arms and LifeWalk Partner Agencies.
Thousands of adults and kids come out to support LifeWalk each year. It is a 5K (3.2 mile) fun run/walk through Turtle Creek and Uptown, beginning in Lee Park. Registration @11:30am - Walk @1:00 pm. October 4, 2015.

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Dining Our For Life - Western New York
Tuesday October 6
Buffalo, NY

Dine at one of our 100+ participating restaurants and they in turn will donate 25-100% of the proceeds to help individuals right here in WNY living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

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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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C.A.R.E. to Dine fundraiser
Thursday, October 8
Long Beach, CA

Foodies and restaurateurs will come together for the annual C.A.R.E. to Dine fundraiser on Thursday, October 8th. Every breakfast, lunch or dinner taken at participating restaurants will benefit St. Mary Medical Center's C.A.R.E. Program, the only regional comprehensive HIV health service. Participating restaurants throughout Long Beach have agreed to donate at least 20 percent or more of Oct. 8 food and beverage proceeds to C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education). The C.A.R.E. program at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach is a nonprofit that provides high-quality health and social services for HIV/AIDS-individuals and families. C.A.R.E. delivers medical, dental and wraparound services to more than 1,200 patients annually.

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22nd Annual AIDS Walk
Saturday, October 10
Phelps Grove Park
Springfield, MO

The 22nd AIDS Walk will be held on Saturday October 10th at Phelps Grove Park. Join us for a morning of Coney Island fun as we have fun, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Registration starts at 9am the walk starts at 10am with a whole lot of fun and surprises throughout! Stay tuned for more information!

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles
Sunday, October 11
Los Angeles, CA

In its 31 years, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn hundreds of thousands of supporters to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $79 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline that sustains APLA’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in Los Angeles County. Proceeds also benefit more than 20 other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate and raise funds through the Community Coalition Initiative (CCI).

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AIDS Walk Arizona - Tucson
Saturday, October 11
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Jacome Plaza
Tucson, AZ

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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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The 9th Annual Golden Heart Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 15
Spring Studios
New York, NY

The 9th Annual Golden Heart Awards will be held on Thursday, October 15 at Spring Studios in Manhattan. At this year's dinner, Neil Patrick Harris, the incomparable Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, will receive the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. We will also celebrate the remarkable contributions of Michael Sennott, former God's Love Co-Chairman of the Board and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

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28th Desert AIDS Walk
Saturday, October 17
Ruth Hardy Park
Palm Springs, CA

The 28th Desert AIDS Walk is a grassroots community event supporting HIV and AIDS services, prevention, and advocacy at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.)

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Headdress Ball 2015
Saturday, October 17
Hilton Orlando (off International Drive)
Orlando, FL

Headdress Ball is Orlando's most outrageous black tie event. It is a who's who extravaganza filled with lively entertainment, sumptuous food and libations and visual masterpieces the likes of which you have never seen before. It is hard to believe that this year is our 26th annual Headdress Ball. This event has evolved from a small floral competition to an all-out Las Vegas style show and production. In addition to the dinner, awards and live auction there is a stunning, exciting show and Headdress exhibition.
A benefit for Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.

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Grande Masquerade
Saturday, October 17
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Indianapolis, IN

Swing and swagger your way through an opulent affair at this year's Grande Masquerade: Gatsby Style! Celebrate The Damien Center and push extravagance to the limit, in true Gatsby style.

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29th Annual AIDS Walk and Run Philly
Sunday, October 18
Eakins Oval (in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum)
Philadelphia, PA

AIDS Walk Philly is the Philadelphia Region's largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event. Join thousands of people in a 5K Walk or Run to make a lasting statement about your commitment to conquering HIV/AIDS in our communities.

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

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15th European AIDS Conference
Wednesday, October 21 - Saturday, October 24
Barcelona, Spain

It is our great pleasure to announce that the city of Barcelona has been selected to host the 15th European AIDS Conference from October 21-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars for this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2015!

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Walk To End HIV
Saturday, October 24
Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW)
Washington, DC

The Walk to End HIV is a fundraising walk and 5K timed run benefiting and produced by Whitman-Walker Health, a non-profit community-based health organization which provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Bailando Por Una Causa
Saturday, October 24
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Over the past 5 years Bailando Por Una Causa has become one of New York’s pre-eminent celebrations of love, life and dance. While working with a diverse range of artists and dance companies, we have been able to increase awareness for the importance of the education and prevention of HIV/AIDS among the Hispanic community but we are not stopping there.

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AIDS Walk/Run 2015
Saturday, October 24
MDC Reservoir
West Hartford, CT

Participants will enjoy music, beverages, snacks, awards for top fundraisers and awards for top finishers in the 3.5 Mile Run.

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Orange County Ride for AIDS
Saturday, October 24
William R. Mason Regional Park
Irvine, CA

Orange County Ride For AIDS (OCRA) is a fully supported one day ride -not a race- through some of Orange County’s most breathtaking scenery. OCRA offers Century (100 miles), Metric Century (62 miles) and Taste of OCRA (30 miles) rides starting in Irvine at the William R. Mason Regional Park. OCRA is produced by AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of the men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County.

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AIDS Walk Phoenix and 5K Run
Sunday, October 25
3rd Ave & Washington St
Phoenix, AZ

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2015 CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference
Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins University CFAR is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 9th Annual Centers for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference (SBSRN). The SBSRN brings together academic institutions conducting NIH funded HIV research, and is charged with maximizing the impact and effectiveness of HIV research by supporting the integration of behavioral and social science research with basic and clinical research strategies. The SBSRN annual meeting is devoted to highlighting best practices for the primary and secondary prevention of HIV/AIDS, and fostering open discussion about optimal methods and approaches.

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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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What's Your Sign ? Mural Project for HIV Prevention for Youth
Saturday, October 31
314 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY

Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and its impact on NYC's youth - especially youth of color. The public exhibition will feature the work of 16 renowned street artists who have donated their talent in support of efforts to halt the spread of HIV among youth.

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November 2015

November is American Indian Heritage Month.

Aid for AIDS My Hero Gala 2015
Wednesday, November 4
New York, NY

This highly anticipated event is the pinnacle of AFAI’s fundraising year and an opportunity to meaningfully recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the fight to end the HIV epidemic.

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Materials of Survival
Friday, November 6
Magnet SF
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA

This is the first exhibition of the entire series, Materials of Survival in which artist/photographer, Grahame Perry explores the issues of HIV and long term survival. It comes from the personal and communal experiences of being a long term survivor and ties it into the broader ideas of illness, stigma, health and survival. The show grows out of several years of work. Throughout the exhibit, the power of the underlying issues and the struggle to survive are magnified by the scale of the printed images.

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Women’s Event 18
Saturday, November 7
New York, NY

Women’s Event 18 will be bigger and bolder than ever at Capitale! 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.

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24th Annual Walk for Life
Saturday, November 7
Santa Rosa Park
San Luis Obispo, CA

Join us at Santa Rosa Park on Saturday, November 7th for the ASN's 24th Annual Walk for Life Event! The Walk is a 10K pledge walk fundraiser for the Access Support Network. Why should you get involved? Because every dollar you raise will directly impact the lives of our clients, translating into health education, access to insurance and medicines, housing assistance, HIV/Hep C prevention, and more!

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20th Annual World AIDS Day Celebration
Saturday, November 7
Billings, MT

The Yellowstone AIDS Project in Billings, MT is hosting its 20th Annual World AIDS Day Gala on November 7th at 6pm. This year's event will be located at the Crowne Plaza Billings and feature special guest speaker Jeanne White-Ginder.

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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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Celebration of Life 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner
Tuesday, November 10
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

Boston Living Center's annual Thanksgiving Dinner for people living with HIV/AIDS, and their love ones. A festive evening complete with a FREE full-course Thanksgiving dinner, live entertainment and a Resource Fair!

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3nd Annual National Trans Health Symposium
Thursday, November 12 - Friday, November 13
Loudermilk Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

This year’s National Trans Health Symposium will be held at The Loudermilk Conference Center. The two day event will began with a Trans and Ally reception at the center from 6pm until 9pm. The second day will be filled with important Trans health & social issues.

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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 a $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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Festival for Life
Saturday, November 14
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
Tucson, AZ

The Jerome Beillard Festival For Life is an auction fundraiser supporting the work of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF).

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Hyacinth's Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, November 14
7pm - midnight
Basking Ridge Country Club
Basking Ridge, NJ

Join us for Hyacinth AIDS Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction as we honor those who have made a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Gala will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 7p.m. at the Basking Ridge Country Club in Basking Ridge, NJ. The event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dinner, and dancing to the music of Ultimate Entertainment.

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11th Annual NY Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo
Sunday, November 15
JCC in Manhattan
New York, NY

Our 11th annual NYC Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo will once again be hosted and co-sponsored by the JCC Manhattan. Last year more than 250 current and future parents, surrogates, doctors, lawyers, and surrogacy professionals participated in a day filled with panels, workshops and a fair featuring the largest concentration of the world's leading surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics ever assembled.

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BIENESTAR’S Latin Factory X “A Black and Gold Affair”
Sunday, November 15
Long Beach, CA

BIENESTAR’S Latin Factory X “A Black and Gold Affair” is a Fashion Show benefiting BIENESTAR. Latin Factory X attracts prominent audiences from the LGBT community, public officials and Latino celebrities coming to celebrate BIENESTAR's efforts in health education and awareness about HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol prevention and mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

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Dining Out For Life - Louisville
Wednesday, November 18
Louisville, KY

Join us on November 18th for Dining Out for Life presented by Brown-Forman! Up to 60 local restaurants will come together to donate 25 percent of their food and beverage sales to House of Ruth. Participating is as easy as having a meal at your favorite Dining Out for Life restaurant. The all-day event brings together volunteer ambassadors, restaurants, diners and corporate sponsors to provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.

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6th International Conference on Stigma
Friday, November 20
Howard University’s Blackburn Center
Washington, DC

The theme of this year’s conference is “Looking Inward, Moving Forward.” As in the past this conference will bring together researchers, activists, members of the academic community , affected individuals, and the larger community, to explore the topic of HIV -related Stigma, and what can be done to reduce stigma. An evening dinner and musical event will follow the conference.

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Well Beyond HIV Art Exhibition Celebrates People Over 50 Living with HIV
Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 21
Rogue Space Chelsea
New York, NY

Walgreens will host the traveling Well Beyond HIV Art Exhibit as it makes its New York City debut. The exhibit will be co-hosted with POZ as the magazine honors long-term survivors of HIV in its annual POZ 100 list. Residents and visitors alike are invited to visit and see the captivating portraits and touching stories of older adults surviving and thriving with HIV. The exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of older adults living with HIV by highlighting the faces and stories of those over 50. Be inspired to live well, regardless of your age or health status, through viewing these portraits and stories.

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22nd Annual Race to Deliver
Sunday, November 22
Central Park
New York, NY

The Race to Deliver is one of the largest annual fundraisers for God's Love We Deliver. The 22nd Annual Race to Deliver will take place on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in Central Park. The Race to Deliver will start at 8:30 a.m., a 4 mile run/walk in Central Park, followed by multiple-distance Kids' Races at 10:00 a.m. 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.

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9th Annual Conference on Latinos, Faith, Culture, HIV and Mental Health
Tuesday, November 24
The California Endowment
Los Angeles, CA

The annual conference is the only one of its kind bringing together pastors, ministry leaders and congregants of faith communities. The conference provides plenary speakers and workshops on health epidemics, human sexuality and LGBT issues—using language that faith community understands.

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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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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.

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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