National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7th
This year’s theme for the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) will be “I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS”. NBHAAD encourages mobilization of the Black community in HIV education, testing, involvement and treatment.
To read more and find events on the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, click here.
XIX International AIDS Conference – Deadline for Registration and 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 registration, as well as for submissions of program activities and abstracts. The categories for abstract submissions are: Basic Science; Clinical Science; Epidemiology and Prevention Science; Social Science, Human Rights and Political Science; and Implementation Science, Health Systems and Economics.
Submissions for program activities and abstracts will close on February 15th, 2012,
Registrations at standard fee will close on February 23rd, 2012,
Volunteer applications open April 1st 2012,
Abstract submissions for late breakers open April 19th 2012,
Registration late fee closes May 3rd, 2012,
Abstract Submissions late breakers close May 22nd, 2012.
Learn more about the abstract submission categories and program activities.
Find out more information about registration.
Find other important deadlines.
“Is HIV Surveillance a Tool for Prevention Justice?” Webinar
Wednesday, February 15th, at 3:30 ET, the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance will be hosting the webinar, “Is HIV Surveillance a Tool for Prevention Justice?”. The webinar will provide tools to advocates of HIV prevention justice on how to use the CDC’s most recent surveillance data and link more people to care.
To register for the webinar, click here.
Sign-On in Support of the Affordable Care Act!
Lambda Legal and 16 other HIV advocacy organizations, including AIDS United, filed a brief in support of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the brief, Lambda Legal, et al., support the argument that the minimum health coverage requirement is constitutional and demonstrates how it increases access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS United strongly encourages organizations to sign on to support of this brief.
To read AIDS United’s press release about joining with Lambda Legal and our HIV advocacy colleagues in support of the ACA, click here.
To sign-On, email Amy at email@example.com no later than March 1.
View the sign on letter here.
Read the Brief for Lambda Legal, et al., as Amici Curiae in Support of petitioner on the Minimum Coverage Requirement Issue.
The Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Healthcare Reform
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for March 26-28, 2012, on the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as healthcare reform. Twenty-six states have filed a joint challenge against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court will hear on four specific issues: the Anti-Injunction Act, Individual Mandate, Severability, and Medicaid Coercion.
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.
AIDS United’s Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
AIDS United is looking for the next Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow to start mid-February. In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. Completed applications must include: a cover letter indicating areas of interest, resume, three to four page writing sample and an essay answering the following questions.
Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to HIV or AIDS (i.e. peer prevention programs, volunteer activities, etc.).
Describe your participation in any school, work, or extracurricular activities related to advocacy (lobbying, political campaigns, etc.).
Why would you be the best candidate for the Pedro Zamora Fellowship (i.e. what do you bring to the organization?)?
How would you use the skills you acquire from this fellowship?
What time period (spring, summer, or fall) and length of time are you available?
E-mail completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org (MS Word and Adobe Acrobat file attachments only).
Learn more about the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.