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New York and Chicago Host Post-Vienna and National AIDS Strategy Updates

October 20, 2010

New York and Chicago Host Post-Vienna and National AIDS Strategy Updates
Harlem United and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago have partnered with the Black AIDS Institute and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to present Post-Vienna and National AIDS Strategy Updates in their local communities.

In New York, Harlem United will host AIDS IN BLACK AMERICA: At The Crossroads-Successes, Challenges and Opportunities, a New York update on major findings relevant to Black people from the XVIII International AIDS Conference (IAC) and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The bi-annual IAC, held this past July in Vienna, Austria, is the largest convening in the world of HIV/AIDS science, treatment and prevention researcher, clinicians, advocates, and policymakers. Speakers include: Dr. Theresa Mack, St. Luke's Hospital, Jasmine Burnett, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, Doug Wirth, Amidacare, Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute.

In July, the Obama administration released the first national HIV/AIDS strategy in the United States. The vision of the NHAS is to create an environment create an environment in the United States where "new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic circumstances, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination".

In Chicago, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the South Side Help Center and the Black AIDS Institute present: From Vienna to Washington, DC; Policy Developments Shaping to Domestic HIV/AIDS Response Reports and Discussion on 2010 International AIDS Conference, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and AIDS2012. Speakers include: U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley (Illinois 5th District), Dr. Kevin Fenton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute.

Details on the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy will be presented at both events and there will be a discussion on how the first U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy will impact the Black communities in America.

Information about the importance of HIV testing will be discussed as well as ways to improve and expand HIV testing in Black communities.

New York

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Willis Green Jr. Community Health Center
123-125 W. 124th Street
New York, NY 10027
RSVP by Friday, October 22, 2010 to 212-803-2850 ext. 2875
The event is free to the public. RSVP by Friday, October 22 to 212-803-2850, ext. 2875. For more information about the New York Post-Vienna update click here.


Monday, November 8, 2010
5:00-7:30 pm
University Center
525 State St. Chicago, IL
The event is free to the public. for more information about the Chicago Post-Vienna update click here.

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This article was provided by The Black AIDS Institute. It is a part of the publication Black AIDS Weekly. Visit Black AIDS Institute's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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