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

August 2015 | September 2015 |
October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015 |
January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016

Featured Event

U.S. Conference on AIDS
Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, September 13
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/

August 2015

Dance for Life Chicago
Saturday, August 15
Chicago, IL

Join Chicago's most renowned, talented and exciting dance companies for one spectacular, celebratory evening of dance - on one stage! Proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago the Dancers' Fund and Chicago House.

For more information, visit: danceforlifechicago.org/events/


AIDS Walk Colorado
Saturday, August 15
Cheesman Park
Denver, CO

The Rocky Mountain Region’s oldest one-day HIV and AIDS fundraiser. More than 8,000 people from throughout the state come together as a community, fueled by donations from more than 13,000 individuals, to raise money for vital services for HIV/AIDS clients of Colorado Health Network's regional Colorado AIDS Project offices and Howard Dental Center, and many other outstanding AIDS service organizations.

The event serves as a day to remember those we have lost to the disease with prominent speakers and panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in addition to the Celebration of Life Festival, live entertainment, food, beverages and the 7th annual AIDS Walk Colorado Volleyball Tournament, held in conjunction with the Colorado Gay Volleyball Association.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkcolorado.org


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/


High Heel Dash Race and Block Party
Sunday, August 23
Providence, RI

The High Heel Dash and Block Party will take place at The Stable in downtown Providence from noon to 6 p.m., and will be hosted by BB Hayes and Kitty Litter. The actual race will take place outside the club at 2 p.m. and will offer 1st place prices for men and women. Registration is $25 and may be done on-line or from noon to 2 p.m. during the block party.

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


29th Annual Black & White Party
Saturday, August 29
Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosts one of Las Vegas' most anticipated events of the year, the 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now for $50 general admission and $130 VIP with early entry at 8 p.m. Black and white attire is required. After party at Piranha nightclub and a pool party at Temptation on Sunday at the Luxor. Last year, more than 3,500 guests attended, raising more than $130,000, and enjoyed exciting entertainment, gourmet food & beverage and a roster of official weekend events with pre-parties and a Tea Dance the following day.

For more information, visit: afanlv.org/



September 2015

September is Hispanic Heritage Month.


2nd Annual East Los Angeles Women's Center Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 10
Montebello Country Club
Montebello, CA

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 am and continue with an afternoon luncheon. We are expecting over 100 golfers to attend and will have 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: elawc.org/news/upcoming-events/golf/352


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


AIDS Walk Portland
Saturday, September 12
The Fields Neighborhood Park
Portland, OR

AIDS Walk Portland is a fun 2.4-mile walk for the whole family through Portland to raise awareness of, and funds for, the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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


South Sound AIDS Walk
Saturday, September 12
Cheney Stadium
Tacoma, WA

This year, friends and supporters across the South Sound will come together and walk to advocate the END of AIDS in Washington State. This event will take place on Saturday, September 12. Free parking is available in the stadium's parking lots. The walk itself is a 2.5 mile loop beginning and ending by the First Base Gate in Cheney Stadium.

For more information, visit: www.endaidswalk.org


25th Annual AIDS Walk Detroit
Sunday, September 13
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, MI

Over the past 25 years AIDS Walk Detroit has raised $3.8 million to benefit HIV/AIDS services here in Michigan. This year AIDS Walk Detroit will take place on Sunday September 13th at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. We have ambitiously set a goal of raising $225,000 through this year’s event and mobilizing over 3,500 participants to participate. There is a $25 registration fee for all participants. With this fee, you will receive the official AIDS Walk Detroit 25th Anniversary t-shirt.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkdetroit.org


AIDS Walk RI
Sunday, September 13
Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI

AIDS Walk Rhode Island is back! For the first time, AIDS Project Rhode Island and AIDS Care Ocean State are joining forces to make this the most successful walk in years. By participating in the Walk you will make a huge difference for the thousands of men, women, families, and others infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Rhode Island. The walk raises critical funds for public awareness, advocacy, testing, and comprehensive services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri/


AIDS Bicycle Cruise
Sunday, September 13
Hamburger Mary's (at 3700 Broadway)
Kansas City, MO

This rolling party on wheels raises money for the 5700 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Kansas City Area. Come and Cruise with Us!

For more information, visit: www.abckc.org


Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2015)
Thursday, September 17 - Monday, September 21
San Diego, CA

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/


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

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


2015 AIDS Walk and Red Ribbon 5K
Friday, September 18
Wannamaker Park
North Charleston, SC

The Roper St. Francis Ryan White Program will host its 7th annual AIDS Walk & Red Ribbon 5K Saturday, September 18 at Wannamaker Park, located at 8888 University Blvd. in North Charleston. The 1-mile walk and 5K run will begin at 6:30 p.m., check-in will begin at 4 p.m. Following the walk, there will be a post race after party from 7-9 p.m. Strollers and pets on leashes are welcome to participate in the walk.

For more information, visit: www.rsfh.com/aidswalk


Cycle for the Cause
Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20
Boston to New York City

Every September hundreds of riders and crew members come together and embark on a journey like no other: Cycle for the Cause. Together they train, fundraise and prepare to make the roughly 275-mile trek from Boston to New York. Some are veteran riders and some have never cycled before, but they all share one common thread: their dedication to the cause.

For more information, visit: www.cycleforthecause.org


Thomas O. Cash HIV/AIDS walk
Saturday, September 19
Greeley Park Band Shell
Nashua, NH

Our 2014 7th Annual Thomas O. Cash HIV/AIDS 5k Walk was our most successful event yet! We are hoping to outdo ourselves this year by adding a 5K Run, to raise needed funds that will benefit the important services of the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force.

For more information, visit: aidstaskforcenh.org/events/2015-thomas-o-cash-hivaids-walk


Louisville AIDS Walk and Pet Walk
Sunday, September 20
The Belverdere on the Louisville Waterfront
Louisville, KY

The Walk is Kentuckiana's largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event. Each year, thousands of Louisville and Southern Indiana residents come together in remembrance, celebration and hope. We walk to renew our commitment to the fight for a cure and support of those affected by HIV/AIDS in our community—all funds directly support the individuals served by the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance!

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


AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City
Sunday, September 20
The Myriad Botanical 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


Braking AIDS Ride
Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27

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 Run & Walk Chicago
Saturday, September 26
Chicago, IL

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2015 will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Soldier Field. Our Festival Area will be located on the southeast lawn at the corner of Waldron Drive and Museum Campus Drive.

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


AIDS Walk & Run San Diego
Saturday, September 26
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 over 8,000 individuals, teams, social clubs, local businesses, schools, universities, and faith organizations will come together for AIDS Walk/Run to remember those who have been lost to the disease and raise funds to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. Please join us for San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event and be part of this incredible experience.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalksd.org


Ends AIDS Walk Seattle
Saturday, September 26
Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA

The End AIDS Walk is a 5K run and walk through Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. After nearly 30 years of walking, Lifelong has renamed the Seattle AIDS Walk to the End AIDS Walk. Funds raised will support HIV prevention and care services for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

For more information, visit: give.lifelong.org/seattle/events/the-seattle-aids-walk/e48168


Ends AIDS Walk Spokane
Saturday, September 26
Riverfront Park - Northbank Shelter
Spokane, WA

SAN's annual awareness event has been renamed "End AIDS Walk" because together, we can end AIDS in Washington State. Come out to Riverfront Park and help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and Washington State's plan to reduced new HIV infection by 50% by 2020.

For more information, visit: spokaneaids.wix.com/san-nw1


2015 AIDS Walk Delaware
Saturday, September 26
Riverfront Wilmington (Dravo Plaza, Across from the Chase Center)
Wilmington, DE
Grove Park (behind the Chamber of Commerce building)
Rehoboth Beach, DE

AIDS Walk Delaware is a collaboration between AIDS Delaware and the Delaware HIV Consortium. Presented by Walgreens, the 2015 AIDS Walk Delaware is the 29th annual event bringing the community together in support of AIDS awareness. Funds raised from this event will be used to provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Delaware, as well as preventative education, outreach, and testing through the state.
AIDS Walk Delaware takes place in two locations on the same day: Riverfront Wilmington and the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, September 26.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkdelaware.org


AIDS Walk Arizona - Northern AZ
Saturday, September 26
Ken Lindley Park (At the corner of E Willis Street and S Arizona Avenue)
Prescott, AZ

For more information, visit: naz.aidswalkaz.org


2015 Indiana AIDS Walk
Saturday, September 26
Herron Morton Place Neighborhood (At the corner of 22nd and Talbott Streets)
Indianapolis, IN

Some Indiana AIDS Walk participants walk to remember a loved one lost. Some walk to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Others walk to help out a stranger in need. On Saturday, September 26 (4 - 6 p.m.), you can walk with us to raise money for the Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) Fund. DEFA pays for emergency expenses for Hoosiers living with HIV/AIDS who are at or below the poverty level. Last year, DEFA funds were used to cover utility payments, keep a family from becoming homeless, doctors' visits, prescription drug refills, bus passes - even to replace a battery-powered wheelchair. More than 1,000 people participated last year and our goal is 1,500 walkers in 2015!

For more information, visit: www.indianaaidswalk.org


Western North Carolina AIDS Project's (WNCAP) Annual Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala
Saturday, September 26
The Asheville Event Center
Asheville, NC

Join us for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project's annual Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala. Saturday, September 26th. 6 pm. An elegant evening featuring a cocktail reception, a silent auction, dinner, and a live auction.

For more information, visit: wncapgala.org


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

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


AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival – 2015
Sunday, September 27
City Hall Park
Burlington, VT

Help us celebrate the 18th annual AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival! Once again, we gather to support those affected by HIV/AIDS in our local community with a day of fun, exercise, and entertainment.

For more information, visit: vtcares.org/vtcevents/2015-aids-walk


2015 Vermont CARES AIDS Walk
Sunday, September 27
Stanley Park
Westfield, MA

The Vermont CARES AIDS Walk is the opportunity for the community to get together and help Vermont CARES spread the world about the importance of HIV Testing, education.

For more information, visit: aidsfoundationwm.org/events/aids-walk5k-run-festival


Magic City AIDS Walk & 5K Run
Sunday, September 27
3.30 PM - 6.30 PM
Railroad Park
Birmingham, AL

The 24th Annual Magic City AIDS Walk & 5K Run will be Sunday 27 September 2015 at Railroad Park, downtown Birmingham. Each year, BAO produces this free community event. The AIDS Walk is a time for our community to gather, honor those who have lost the battle, and celebrate how far we have come in the fight against HIV & AIDS.

For more information, visit: www.birminghamaidsoutreach.org/#!magic-city-aids-walk/c24d3


17th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
Sunday, September 27 - Wednesday, September 30
Baltimore Marriot Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

Join us for the 17th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) where we continue the tradition of engaging world science leaders to share cutting edge research advances. In 2015, we will focus on an HIV cure, pathogenesis, basic and translational vaccine research, and collective lessons from recent advances in cancer immunology.

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


October 2015

October is GLBT History Month.


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.

For more information, visit: www.pacificpridefoundation.org/index.php/heart-sole-aids-walk


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!

For more information, visit: www.nashvilleaidswalk.com


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.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkwis.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.aidsvancouver.org/celebrity_dim_sum_2015


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.

For more information, visit: www.lifewalk.org


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/


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!

For more information, visit: www.apo-ozarks.org/events-2/.


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).

For more information, visit: la.aidswalk.net.


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

For more information, visit: aidswalktucson.saaf.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/


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.

For more information, visit: www.glwd.org/events/signature.jsp?c=heart


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.)

For more information, visit: support.desertaidsproject.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.headdressball.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.damien.org/grande-masquerade


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.

For more information, visit: www.aidsrunphilly.org


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

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkatlanta.com


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!

For more information, visit: www.eacs-conference2015.com.


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.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkwashington.org


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.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.bailandoporunacausa.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.aids-ct.org/walk.htm


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.

For more information, visit: www.ocasf.org/category/asf-events-activities/oc-ride-for-aids


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

For more information, visit: phoenix.aidswalkaz.org/


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.

For more information, visit: hopkinscfar.org/events/detail/2015-cfar-social-and-behavioral-sciences-research-network-conference


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.


Aid for AIDS My Hero Gala 2015
Wednesday, November 4
Cipriani
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.

For more information, visit: aidforaids.org/event/myhero2015


Women’s Event 18
Saturday, November 7
Capitale
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.

For more information, visit: gaycenter.org/womensevent


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!

For more information, visit: www.asn.org


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

For more information, visit: www.yapmt.org/event/20thannualworldaidsday


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.

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


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.

For more information, visit: www.someonecaresatl.org/#!trans-health-symposium/c2ac


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 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.

For more information, visit: thesmartride.org/


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).

For more information, visit: festivalforlife.saaf.org/


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.

For more information, visit: www.menhavingbabies.org/surrogacy-seminars


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.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/bienestar.lbc


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.

For more information, visit: www.whocanyoutell.org/2015-conference


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.

For more information, visit: www.glwd.org/race


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.

For more information, visit: www.thewalllasmemorias.org/conference2015


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


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

For more information, visit: www.aidshelp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1065


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.

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


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.

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


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


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.

For more information, visit: virology.omicsgroup.com/


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.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalktampabay.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.treatmentactiongroup.org/riaa/


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

For more information, visit: www.arcw.org/support-arcw/special-events

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.

For more information, visit: www.regonline.com/WinterRetreatATL


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.

For more information, visit: www.naesm.org


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.

For more information, visit: www.ocasf.org/annual-gala.html


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!

For more information, visit: staging.aidsfoundationwm.org/?page_id=135

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.

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


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.

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

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!

For more information, visit: www.aidshelp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=636


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".

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


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.

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

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.

For more information, visit: www.aidswalksouthdallas.com/the-2016-walk.html


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