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AIDS: U.S. Confab in Chicago This Year

April 27, 2011

Chicago will play host to the country's largest AIDS conference for the first time this fall. More than 3,500 attendees and 150 vendors are expected at the CDC- and National Minority AIDS Council-sponsored United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), Nov. 10-13 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

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Cynthia Tucker, director of prevention and community partnerships at AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and chair of the USCA host committee, said the event will give the city an opportunity to showcase the work of local service providers. USCA's focus this year is men who have sex with men, and Chicago has led the way in developing innovative responses to the epidemic among MSM, she said.

"We are very organized in Chicago when it comes to care and prevention," said Tucker. Through the AFC Service Providers Council, AIDS service organizations in the city collaborate and share resources, she noted.

Though Chicago is a model for service providers, they are being challenged by increasing demand for services and flat or reduced HIV/AIDS funding. USCA will help spotlight those hardships, advocates hope.

For more information on the conference, visit www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca.

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Adapted from:
Windy City Times (Chicago)
04.20.2011; Kate Sosin


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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