National HIV Prevention Conference
The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held August 14-17 in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis hotels.
The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference is taking place just a little more than a year after the release of President Obama's National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The conference organizers are committed to ensuring that this conference contributes to achieving the three primary goals defined in that plan:
• Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV;
• Increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV; and
• Reducing HIV-related health disparities.
AIDS United will be represented by 8 staff members as well as President and CEO, Mark Ishaug, at the conference.
Where Should ARV-based Strategies be on the HIV Prevention Map?
The results of recent clinical trials demonstrate that anti-retroviral based prevention strategies hold great promise for ending the HIV epidemic, while simultaneously raising important and challenging questions for the HIV community. Help inform how ARV-based prevention strategies are used across the world by joining AIDS United and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago at the National HIV Prevention Conference, Monday, August 15 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Roswell Room, to share your perspectives and concerns in this facilitated open discussion. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
HIV+ gay and bi men! Sign-on letter supporting an informed debate about PrEP based on facts, not misinformation
Sign on to the letter here!
The release of data from the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men and transgender women has led to a good deal of debate about whether and how PrEP should be used. Unfortunately, some of that debate has been fueled by misrepresentations of the study data and, perhaps more alarmingly, by groundless assertions that gay/bi men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) will misuse PrEP, spread drug resistance and act without regard to their health or the health of others if PrEP is made available.
A small group of HIV positive gay/bi men who are committed to promoting safer sex and the open exchange of accurate information are circulating the following letter to help clarify the facts about PrEP, open up community discussion and make clear our belief that we are entitled to respect, accurate information and new HIV prevention tools.
Sign on to the letter here!
This sign on letter is part of a broad array of advocacy activities being undertaken by the national PrEP Committee. Members of the PrEP Committee include individuals from a host of organizations working on PrEP and other new prevention technologies who meet regularly by phone and email to share information and strategize. For allies who are not HIV+ gay/bi men, you can learn more about this work and how to participate by sending an email to Jim Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage HIV+ gay/bi men who are allied in the fight against AIDS to help us clear the record about PrEP by signing on to this letter.
Sign on to show support for increased funding for ADAP in Fiscal Year 2012!
State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) across the country are in crisis. Nearly 9,000 individuals are on wait lists and many states have instituted cost-containment measures such as reduced formularies and enrollment caps. Join the ADAP Coalition's letter to Senate Appropriators calling for a $106 million increase in FY2012 to help alleviate this crisis. Please email Daniella Yaloz at email@example.com by Wednesday, August 24th to add your organization.