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African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: The 411 on HIV in 2010

2010 HIV/AIDS Calendar

These events offer plenty of opportunities to make friends and influence people! Most are open for individual registration, and many offer scholarships. Whether your ambitions run to lighting a candle on World AIDS Day or becoming a treatment activist campaigning for the cure, you'll find out how here.

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EVENTS

ONGOING

African-American HIV University (AAHU)
Learn more about this comprehensive training in community organizing and leadership! Applications for 2010 are due Feb. 5.

Black AIDS Institute's Trump AIDS 2010 National Bid Whist Tournament
Help end the AIDS epidemic in Black America and play for a chance at $45,000 in guaranteed cash prizes! Play in one of several Black AIDS Institute's Trump AIDS Qualifying Tournaments all over the U.S. -- there could be one near you in the coming months!

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
What started in 1926 as "Negro History Week" has since grown to a month-long celebration of African-American contributions to U.S. history. Be sure to check with your local HIV organization to see how they're marking Black History Month.

LIFE AIDS Black Student Mobilization Summit
February 5-7, Atlanta, Ga.
This three-day event will include workshops on social networking, planning and organizing AIDS awareness and testing events on college campuses, and working with the media; as well as plays, a reception and a mini-film festival, all on Clark Atlanta University's campus.

The 10th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
February 7
Launched in 2001 to raise awareness of the HIV crisis in the African-American community, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day organizers want you to "get tested, get treated, get educated, get involved." Check out the Web site for events near you.

The National Conference on African Americans and AIDS (NCAAA)
February 22-23, Baltimore, Md.
The National Conference on African Americans and AIDS brings together health professionals, service providers, policymakers and advocates to discuss the latest HIV issues in the African-American community.The 2010 conference is being postponed indefinitely. Read TheBody.com's article about the postponement, and check the conference Web site regularly for updates.

MARCH

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
March 7-13
Sponsored by The Balm In Gilead, Inc., the purpose of The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is to bring national attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States; to highlight the extraordinary role faith communities can and are playing in HIV/AIDS prevention, education, service and advocacy; and to mobilize faith communities to augment that role, within their local communities and across the nation.

APRIL

We > AIDS
A monthly listing of articles, videos, public service announcements and nationwide events raising HIV/AIDS awareness in African-American communities.

JUNE

Tenth Annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala Concert and Awards Presentation
June 19, Los Angeles, Calif.
A benefit for the Black AIDS Institute and the Magic Johnson Foundation Partnership.

Fifth Annual Iris House Summit: Women as the Face of AIDS
June 24-26
Two-day summit on women and HIV. The first day is for medical providers, AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations and persons living with HIV/AIDS; the second day is a youth summit for teens 13-18 and the launch of YOU! Young, Outstanding + Unique, the new Iris House youth program, as well as a community awareness summit. For more information, access the Web site at www.irishouse.org.

National HIV Testing Day
June 27
Launched by the National Association of People With AIDS in 1995, National HIV Testing Day promotes voluntary testing for everyone in the United States, not only by providing information about HIV risk and testing sites, but also by connecting community groups of all kinds with local and state health department testing resources. For more information, e-mail nhtd@napwa.org or call (240) 247-0880.

JULY

2010 National Medical Association Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly
July 31-August 4, Orlando, Fla.
The 2010 NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with the largest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country as well as other allied health professionals.

AUGUST

Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Philadelphia Training
August 9-13, Philadelphia, Pa.
BTAN, the only collaboration of its kind, will train and mobilize a team of treatment advocates with a mission of linking Black Americans with HIV into care and treatment, strengthening local and national leadership, raising HIV science and treatment literacy in Black communities, and advocating for policy and research priorities.

"Wellness For Life" Black Men's Health Conference
August 14, Los Angeles, Calif.
Join ITMT for an interactive, educational Wellness forum for Black gay, SGL, and bi-sexual men featuring expert trainers, mental and physical health care professionals, special celebrity guest appearances, health screenings, HIV/AIDS/STD testing, lunch, raffles/giveaways.

Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Houston Training
August 23-27, Bellaire, Texas
BTAN, the only collaboration of its kind, will train and mobilize a team of treatment advocates with a mission of linking Black Americans with HIV into care and treatment, strengthening local and national leadership, raising HIV science and treatment literacy in Black communities, and advocating for policy and research priorities.

SEPTEMBER

United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
September 12-15
Orlando, Fla.
USCA's mission is to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking. Click here to register.

"The Other City" Los Angeles Premiere
September 24
Los Angeles, Calif.
The Black AIDS Institute (The Institute) is proud to announce its partnership with the critically-acclaimed documentary "The Other City," produced by Sheila Johnson and directed by Susan Koch. The Institute is the national community partner for this important film that shines a light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC.

Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Training
September 27 - October 1, 2010
Jackson, Miss.
The BTAN Jackson, Mississippi training, open to individuals working in the HIV/AIDS field, will take place from Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 1, 2010 at the MBK Wellness Center located at 500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave. M, Jackson, MS 39216. For more information on participating in the training please call 877-757-AIDS, visit the BTAN web page, or email our programs department.

DECEMBER

World AIDS Day
December 1

ART

Joyce McDonald Ministries
This online gallery features many of McDonald's sculptures and paintings, which were inspired by her life as a deeply spiritual, African-American woman with HIV.






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