Voter Mobilization Toolkit Launch – Save the Date!
Are you ready to mobilize YOUR community for this year’s election? Join AIDS United Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00pm EDT for the launch of our Voter Mobilization Toolkit and get the skills and tools you need to ensure the voices of the HIV/AIDS community are heard at the polls this Election Day.
AIDS United’s Organizing Team will share successful strategies and examples from the field of how to engage, educate, register, and mobilize the HIV/AIDS community. Register today to learn
Five ways you can get involved in the 2012 elections
What you can and cannot do as a non-profit organization
How to take advantage of your internal and external resources
How to develop a comprehensive plan of action
How AIDS United can support you
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register today.
Survey – Impact of Proposed Federal Funding Cuts
The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Committee (ABAC) is working to gather data from the field to help Congress understand the real impact of the proposed budget cuts being debated in Congress. We need your assistance.
Take our 10-15 minute survey to tell us how cuts to federal funding would impact your organization!
Multiple funding streams are at risk in the HIV domestic funding portfolio -- HIV Prevention funding, Ryan White Program all parts, Title X funding, research grants, and housing funding.
Please take part in this important survey by clicking here. We ask that you fill out the survey by next Friday, June 8.
Mapping Pathways Community Perspectives on PrEP Webinar– Save the Date!
In response to recent news from the FDA regarding the use of the drug Truvada for prevention, Mapping Pathways U.S. partners AIDS United and AIDS Foundation of Chicago are presenting a webinar focusing specifically on the ARV-based strategy PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis.)
Please join us on Tuesday, June 19th at 3:00 pm EST for this webinar by emailing email@example.com to register.
During the webinar, key findings from the Mapping Pathways online survey and stakeholder interviews will be presented to help illuminate the wide-ranging perspectives of advocates, clinicians, people living with HIV, policy makers, and others with regard to PrEP. While the U.S. context will be highlighted, comparisons/contrasts will be drawn with the opinions of similar individuals in South Africa and India as well. Following the presentation, a moderated discussion will ask webinar participants to reflect on their particular jurisdictions and to share their own PrEP assessments.
We hope you will be able to join us for this timely conversation..
CDC Updated Fact Sheet: “HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention has updated its fact sheet on HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men.
Click here for the fact sheet.
2012 HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference
The American Bar Association (ABA) AIDS Coordinating Committee will convene its sixth biannual HIV/AIDS Law and Practice Conference on July 20-21, 2012, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the XIX International AIDS Conference in DC. Conference topics and participants will be multi-disciplinary and reflect both domestic and international issues in HIV/AIDS-related law, policy, and practice.
Click here to register for the conference!
XIX International AIDS Conference - Deadline for Registration and Late Breakers Abstract Submissions
The XIX International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington DC, will host an expected 200 countries, 2,000 journalists, and 25,000 participants to address this year's theme of "Turning the Tide Together." The conference is now open for late breakers registration.
Find out more information about registration.
Find other important deadlines.
Ryan White 2012 Grantee Meeting and 15th Annual Clinical Conference
This year’s Ryan White Program Meeting and 15th Annual Clinical Conference will take place November 27-29 in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The conference theme is “Navigating a New Era in CARE,” and will examine changes in the health care system and explore how changes impact those living with HIV. Over 2,500 participants are expected to attend, including direct care providers, members of planning councils, board members, federal staff, and more.
Important Deadlines for the conference:
Abstract Submissions – May 21, 2012
Grantee Meeting Registration – September 24, 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Clinical Conference Registration – September 24, 2012
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Discounted Room Rate – October 24, 2012
For more information on the conference, abstracts, registration, and hotels, click here.
July 24th HIV Mobilization Planned at International AIDS Conference
Large scale actions have traditionally taken place at each International AIDS Conference to draw public and media attention to HIV prevention, treatment and research. As the time for the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. approaches, some local and national HIV groups are continuing this tradition by calling for a community mobilization around human rights and economic justice on July 24th.
More information about the mobilization can be found here.
Save the Date: 2012 National HIV and Viral Hepatitis Summit
The 2012 National HIV and Viral Hepatitis Summit will take place in Washington D.C. from November 26-28. The Summit will feature public health leaders addressing the importance of improving HIV and viral hepatitis testing, prevention, and linkage to care. The summit will identify the best strategies for the the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Action Plan for Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.
Click here to learn more and keep up-to-date as more details become available.
AIDS United Hiring Regional Field Organizer
AIDS United seeks a Regional Field Organizer to work with its grantees, partners, and allies to implement a coordinated national organizing strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will help mobilize grassroots state and federal HIV/AIDS-related advocacy to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will be located in Texas.
Learn more about the Regional Field Organizer position.