June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
National HIV Testing Day is observed each year on June 27. This day is a significant opportunity to reach people who may not be aware of the importance of knowing their HIV status. This year’s National HIV Testing Day communication is happening in the context of the recent release of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. The plan emphasizes the importance of HIV testing: “Early detection is critical and can lead to quicker results in treatment and prevent transmission to others.”
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Lehigh Valley Pride 2019 will return to the Jewish Community Center of Allentown on August 18, 2019, from noon to 6 p.m.,to celebrate Millions of Moments of Pride! Lehigh Valley's Pride festival has been a vibrant community event since 1993. The event provides a spotlight on LGBT arts and culture, connects thousands of community members to local resources, provides full-day programming for LGBT youth and teens, and celebrates the diversity in our community. More information can be found on the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center website.
September 5-8 is the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS
The 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) is returning to Washington, DC on September 5-8 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. This year the conference will focus on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in America. It will be an opportunity for health departments, community-based organizations, People Living with HIV, People on PrEP, national organizations, health centers, health care providers, donors, activists, and federal leaders to come together to discuss implementation. Attending USCA is the best way to gain the skills needed to ensure measurable and positive results as well as convene with decision makers.
The scholarship application will be available on February 15. Click Here for information on how to register, reserve an exhibit booth, sponsor the conference, submit an abstract, or apply for a scholarship.