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January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 |
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August 2015 | September 2015

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Postcards from the Edge 2015
Friday, January 30 - Sunday, February 1
New York, NY

Postcards From the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each.

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January 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.

Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine
Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, January 16
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
Bangkok, Thailand

The key objective of the annual Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine is to provide health care workers and members of the HIV-infected and affected community from Thailand and all over the world with a comprehensive review of the management of HIV infection and opportunistic infections, efforts to improve access to therapy as well as the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines.

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12th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities
Thursday, January 15 - Sunday, January 18
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, GA

NAESM 2015, 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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Walgreens brings the Well Beyond HIV art exhibit to Miami
Sunday, January 18
Miami Beach EDITION hotel
Miami, Florida

The exhibit, curated in collaboration with Walgreens and The Graying of AIDS, focuses on the challenges and triumphs of those aging with HIV through captivating portraits and insightful testimonials. Be inspired to live well, regardless of your age or health status, through viewing these portraits and stories. The Well Beyond HIV exhibit will be on public display Sunday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach EDITION hotel, located at 2901 Collins Avenue in South Beach.

Postcards from the Edge 2015
Friday, January 30 - Sunday, February 1
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th Street
New York, NY

Postcards From the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each.

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February 2015

February is United States Black History Month and International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month.

amfAR New York Gala
Wednesday, February 4
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Dinner, Entertainment, and Live Auction
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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National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
Wednesday, February 4 - Sunday, February 8
Denver, CO

Creating Change is the largest and premier conference for the LGBTQ activist community with an expected 4,000 attendees.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Saturday, 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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Play Reading for The Adonis
Sunday, February 8
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Pearl Studios
New York, NY

Join us for the first lightly-staged reading of The Adonis, a new two-act play that uses the poetry of one man to help tell the story of how he met one of the loves of his life in the 1990s at The Adonis, a gay porn movie theatre that was in Manhattan at the time. The play also explores views of public sex venues, HIV/AIDS, and safer sex among gay men and society at large both in the early 1990s and in today's post-PrEP world.

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22nd Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
(CROI 2015)

Monday, February 23 - Thursday, February 26
Seattle, WA

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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March 2015

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and Women's History Month.

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
Sunday, March 1 - Saturday, March 8

The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is an annual HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities; and highlights the contributions and impact congregations are making in areas of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, March 10

In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.

Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day. The 2009 theme is "HIV is Right Here at Home".

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 20

March 20, 2010 marks the second annual National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), Colorado State University's Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity (CASAE), and Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) organize and implement the Day. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity for Native people and others to create a greater awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS to their communities; to remember those who have passed; to acknowledge those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to call for increased resources for testing; and to seek support for increasing treatment and care options.

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April 2015

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and STI Awareness Month.

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, April 10

A day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people, as well as highlight the amazing work of young people in response to the epidemic. Through their efforts, youth and their allies will hold our leaders accountable for their commitment to and investment in realizing an AIDS-free generation.

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AIDSWatch 2015
Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 14
Washington, DC

The two-day event begins with a training on Monday, April 13 to prepare attendees for visits with their Members of Congress. The training will provide resources, talking points, and answers to questions that Congressional staffers may have about programs related to people living with HIV/AIDS. The Positive Leadership Award Reception follows that evening and is a time to recognize outstanding leadership and service to people living with HIV. Meetings with Congressional offices will take place throughout the day on Tuesday, April 14, and will be scheduled by regional/state coordinators.

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HIV Drug Therapy in the Americas 2015
Thursday, April 16 - Saturday, April 18

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

A 5k (3.1 mile) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting those who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS in our South Florida Communities.

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

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

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Dining Out For Life 2015
Thursday, April 30
Across the United States

Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city.

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

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

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May 2015

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

AIDS Walk Charlotte
Saturday, May 2
Charlotte, NC

The 19th annual AIDS WALK Charlotte is the largest HIV awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas and is a visual representation of our communities' commitment and compassion for those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Close to 3,000 caring individuals will walk two miles through Uptown Charlotte's historic Fourth Ward district in memory of those who have finished their journey, as advocates for those infected, and as a beacon of light for the future when our steps will have helped stop its spread.

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AIDS Walk New York
Sunday, May 17

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Monday, May 18

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the lead for this day. Despite much research, there still is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. All Americans, especially communities of color and men who have sex with men, need to learn more about HIV vaccine research in order to make an HIV vaccine a reality. This awareness day provides a great opportunity to thank the thousands of people who are working to help find an HIV preventive vaccine—the clinical trial volunteers, health professionals, community members, and the researchers.

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National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Tuesday, May 19

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Banyan Tree Project Disclaimer--a national campaign to fight HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in API communities--is the lead for this day. According to the CDC, the number of APIs living with AIDS has climbed by more than 10 percent in each of the last 5 years. Sixty-seven percent of API men living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 are men who have had sex with other men. Eighty percent of API women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact.

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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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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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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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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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