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

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

Featured Event

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!

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/national-hiv-testing-day/

May 2015

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


Legacy Grace Project National Conference for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel
Dallas, TX

A three day conference for Women Living with HIV/AIDS seeking to encourage hope and hold families together while also increasing awareness about the spread of HIV in our communities through educational seminars on issues ranging from how to disclose status to proper nutrition and medication adherence.

For more information, visit: www.legacygraceproject.org


AIDS Walk Charlotte
Saturday, May 2
Charlotte, NC

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

For more information, visit: rain.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry


New Jersey AIDS Walk
Sunday, May 3
Atlantic City, Asbury Park, Morristown, Newark, Ridgewood, NJ

In five locations throughout New Jersey, thousands of people will walk in solidarity to support people living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: njaidswalk.org/


Arty Party - Birmingham AIDS Outreach
Sunday, May 3
3:00 - 6:00 pm
B and A Warehouse
1531 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL

BAO's annual Arty Party is an art auction featuring over 200 pieces available in a silent and live auction. Art is donated from artists and collectors. This year's featured artist is Ellie Ali. Tickets are $50 per person and include hors d'oeuvres.

For more information, visit: birminghamaidsoutreach.org/#!calendar/c17kb


31st Annual Production of "To Broadway, From Hollywood...With Love" - S.T.A.G.E.
Saturday, May 9
7:30 pm
The Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

This year’s Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) raises the curtain on May 9 with a star-studded cast at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The annual production has been raising funds since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and continues to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

For tickets and additional information, visit: apla.org/stage


Hudson Valley AIDS Walk
Saturday, May 9

HVCS is taking steps to end HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley. With your help we can care for people living with HIV and prevent new infections. Join us on May 9th for the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk to make ending AIDS a reality.

For more information, visit: www.hudsonvalleycs.org/aidswalk/


Broadway's Best in Drag
Monday, May 11
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Abrons Arts Center
New York, NY

Clear your calendar - It's going down! You're invited to take part in the festivities. Join us for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic! Benefitting ASCNYC.

For more information, visit: broadwaysbestindrag.splashthat.com/queen


Cielo Latino 2015
Friday, May 15
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY

The annual benefit gala of the Latino Commission, Cielo Latino is a platform to showcase people and organizations committed to ending the AIDS epidemic.

For more information, visit: www.latinoaids.org/showevent.php?Event_Id=80


Minnesota AIDS Walk
Sunday, May 17
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota AIDS Walk is a 6.2 mile walk along the Mississippi River that benefits the Minnesota AIDS Project's mission to lead the fight against HIV in Minnesota. We'll be featuring HIV testing, Paws for a Cause, where you and your pets can walk together, and our Mini Midway created especially for our junior walkers.

For more information, visit: www.mnaidswalk.org


AIDS Walk New York
Sunday, May 17

For more information, visit: www.aidswalk.net/newyork


10th Annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards & Spring Gala (VAVA VOOM)
Monday, May 18
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th St.
New York, NY

The Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA) recognize the achievements and contributions of artists, activists and art supporters who strengthen the cultural history of art activism and reinforce the mission of Visual AIDS.

For more information, visit: www.visualaids.org/events/detail/vava2015


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Monday, May 18

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

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


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

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

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


4th ACHA - Asian Conference on Hepatitis and AIDS
Saturday, May 22 - Sunday, May 23
Xi'an, China

This conference aims at bridging the gap between the knowledge that is shared among experts in the field and the knowledge of researchers and clinicians in daily practice. The format of the conference consists of a two-day program with invited plenary lectures, roundtable discussions and abstract presentations. In order to stimulate audience participation, much time will be allocated to questions and answers.

For more information, visit: www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/4th-acha-2015/



June 2015

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


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

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Whether you're considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us on AIDS/LifeCycle 2015.

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


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

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

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


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

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

For more information, visit: www.sfcamerawork.org/long-term-survivor-project


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

The second annual National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be held on June 5, 2015. It highlights the profound experiences and unique issues of longterm survivors, both HIV-positive and negative, who are still alive despite the devastating toll from surviving the most significant epidemic of our time. Let’s Kick ASS-AIDS Survivor Syndrome is the lead sponsor and organizer for this AIDS observance day.

For more information, visit: nhaltsad.org/


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

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

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


Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, June 8

The annual Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health education, evaluation, and opportunities for involvement. The goal is to beat the odds and to ensure that we cultivate a health conscious atmosphere within our communities. This day is a part of a National effort to get Caribbean-Americans to get educated, get evaluated, get treated and get involved with their health decisions, as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Cancer, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular diseases continues to negatively affect the Caribbean communities resulting in premature deaths.

For more information, visit: www.caribbeanhealthaidsday.com/


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

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

For more information, visit: www.caiglobal.org


National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)
Saturday, June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. June 27 is a day for YOU to get involved! Christopher H. Bates, Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) says "We urge all Americans on this Day and through out the year to 'Take Control of Their Health – Their Life – and Get Tested for HIV.'"

For more information, visit: www.aids.gov/awareness-days/national-hiv-testing-day/

July 2015

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

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

For more information, visit: www.ias2015.org

August 2015

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

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

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

September 2015

September is Hispanic Heritage Month.


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

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

For more information, visit: nmac.org/2015usca/


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

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

For more information, visit: aidsrideforlife.org


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

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


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

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

October 2015

October is GLBT History Month.


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

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


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

A combined meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), IDWeek features the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV.

For more information, visit: idweek.org/


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Thursday, October 15

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

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


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

For more information, visit: www.aidswalkatlanta.com


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

Conference Objectives:

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

For more information, visit: www.nursesinaidscare.org

November 2015

November is American Indian Heritage Month.


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

The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. Each participant pays an $95 registration fee and riders commit to raise a minimum of $1,250 in donations. Although that amount to fund raise may seem daunting, we are continually amazed by what we see participants accomplish.

For more information, visit: thesmartride.org/


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

This interdisciplinary conference is the premier gathering of people working in the field of HIV/AIDS and other STD's, as well as the policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. The 'STD-AIDS 2015' program will showcase new scientific knowledge and offers a platform for professionals and community members to engage in a structured dialogue on the major issues. The collective goal will be to share scientific discoveries and clinical care on HIV and retroviral diseases, HIV diagnosis and therapy, HIV drug discovery, viral and bacterial STDs, STIs, strategies for HIV and STDs prevention, bioethics etc.

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

December 2015

December 1st is World AIDS Day.


World AIDS Day
Tuesday, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. 2014's theme was "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

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


2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
Sunday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 9
Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, GA

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

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


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