March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Office on Women's Health wants everyone to make the best choices when it comes to protecting their health. Abstinence is the best way to avoid HIV, but if you decide to have sex, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others from HIV.
Everyone — women, men, community organizations, health care professionals, those who are HIV-negative, and those living with HIV — has a role to play in HIV prevention. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, your partner, your patients, family, and neighbors from HIV infection. Learn how.
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.
March 18-21 is the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The National HIV Prevention Conference is the preeminent HIV prevention conference in the United States involving state, local, and tribal health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others sharing the latest advancements, strategies, and accomplishments in HIV prevention. The theme for NHPC 2019 is Getting to No New HIV Infections, which will highlight dynamic approaches to HIV prevention, detection and management, and the critical roles that different communities have in achieving this vision. To find out more, visit CDC.gov.
March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20, 2019, marks the eleventh annual National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. American AIDS Prevention Center, Colorado State University’s Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, and Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., organize and implement the Day. It is an opportunity for Native people and others to create a greater awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS to their communities; to remember those who have passed; to acknowledge those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to call for increased resources for testing; and to seek support for increasing treatment and care options.