2013 Event Listing

UPDATED 9/17/13

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2013

2013 Event Listing

New sites as of 9/16/13

 

National

9/18/13

Congressional Briefing: "Older Americans: The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS in America"

Read the flyer here.

This briefing will highlight the needs and challenges of older adults with and at risk for HIV. In particular, the discussion will focus on federal AIDS policy and how investments in HIV and aging research, care, and programs will both improve and extend lives and save money.

Briefing: 9:30-10:30 amReception: 10:30-11:30 am Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 212 Washington, DC   

National

9/18/13 Congressional HearingUnited States Senate Committee on Aging

Read the flyer here.

2pm - 4pm

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562 United States Senate Washington, DC Witnesses:

  • Ronald Valdiserri, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Daniel Tietz, RN, JD, Executive Director, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
  • Carolyn Massey, CEO, Massmer Associates, LLC, and HIV/AIDS Education Activist
  • Kenneth Miller, Executive Director, Down East AIDS Network
  • Rowena Johnston, PhD, Vice President and Director of Research, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

 

Connecticut

9/19/2013

AIDS-CT/CT Dept on Aging is conducting an HIV/AIDS and Aging Forum targeting long term care facilities and aging organizations. The event is open to the public.

The Lyceum

25 Sigourney Street

Hartford, CT

860-424-5279

Contact Shawn Lang/Cynthia Grant

cynthia.grant@ct.gov

www.ct.gov/agingservices

 

California

9/18/2013, 7-9PM (PT)

The Community Initiative hosts Lets Kick (ASS) AIDS Survivor Syndrome, The Definition of Brave, town hall for, by and about long-term survivors at the San Francisco LGBT Center. The event is open to the public.

1800 Market Street

San Francisco,  CA  94102

415-333-3939

letskickass.org@gmail.com

http://letskickass.org  

Please join us as we shine a light on long-term survivors and Wounded AIDS Warriors. The AIDS and Gay establishments have largely overlooked the needs and experiences of survivors, but that is changing. With an estimated 50,000 long-term survivors in the US now and better treatment options, our life spans are longer and our ranks are growing.

As long-term survivors we are in a unique position. In the 1980s and 1990s when we tested HIV-positive we were also given a death sentence—and now we are dealing with Midlife and Aging. Midlife is a conundrum for the healthiest, but what does midlife mean when you’ve lived over half your life with a life-threatening illness? Growing old is something many of us would rather not think about. But not thinking about it is no longer an option.

Let’s come together begin talking about our strengths and resilience instead of dwelling on the things we’ve lost and what we’ve sacrificed. It is time to embrace our roles as AIDS Elders, to think differently about what it means to be long-term survivors. We have hard won lessons to teach our community and the world—lessons we learned while waiting to die.  Do we have a “survivor’s advantage”? We honor our dead by living our best lives now and for the next 20 years."

 

Florida

9/18/2013

Neighborhood Service Center, Inc. along with the Florida Department of Health are hosting Get Tested! Know Your Status, an HIV testing event targeting Senior Centers. The event is open to the public and HIV testing will be offered.

Contact:

Glenda Jones, Executive Director

nsc1glenda@netscape.net

608 Ave S NE

Winter Haven, FL  33881

 

Florida

9/18/2013

CRC, Inc. is hosting NHAAAD 2013, an HIV testing and awareness event among seniors over 60. The event is open to the public and HIV testing will be offered.

Event location:

Mary L. Singleton Senior Center

150 East 1st Street

Jacksonville, Florida  32206

Contact:

davis@communityrehabcenter.org

www.communityrehabcenter.org

 

Florida

9/18/2013

The AIDS Institute in collaboration with the James Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa is co-hosting the HIV/AIDS/Hep C Awareness Event in recognition of the 6th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Campaign. The theme for this year’s event is “Prevention, Health Living, Hopeful Treatment”. The event will be held 11am-1pm (ET).

Event location:

James Haley Veteran's Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33612

2nd floor hospital auditorium

Contact:

Michelle Scavnicky

MScavnicky@TheAIDSInstitute.org

 

Illinois

September 10-30

Caring Across Generations

Caring Across HIV: Aging/Living/Justice

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) will host events online and in various places across the United States.

Contact:

Director, Julie Davids

Jdavids@aidschicago.org

www.preventionjustice.org

 

Illinois

9/17/2013

Center On Halsted is hosting a NHAAAD event with access to free rapid walk in HIV testing, linkage to care and other supportive services. They will have information table with staff and volunteers to answer questions. Learn about LGBTQHIV Senior programing at Center On Halsted The event is open to the public and runs from 10am to 1pm.

Event location:

3656 N Halsted

Chicago, IL  60613

Contact:

Duane Quintana

773 472 6469           

dquintana@centeronhalsted.org

www.centeronhalsted.org

 

Maryland

9/18/2013

Older Women Embracing Life along with Johns Hopkins AETC, Baltimore City Health Dept., and DHMH will conduct HIV testing in multiple senior centers in the city of Baltimore. The event is open to the public and HIV testing will be offered.

Contact:

Carolyn Massey, Executive Director

dbaker4@jhu.edu

Baltimore, Maryland 21205

443-287-4779

 

Tennessee

9/15/2013

FAITH Coalition along with Knox Interdenominational Christian Ministerial Alliance will conduct annual church bulletin insert campaign raising awareness among older adults.

Contact:

Judy Roitman, Health Educator

judith.roitman@knoxcounty.org

 

Kenya

Open Community Organization’s Home Based Care Project will conduct large community health fair targeting older Kenyans. The event is open to the public and HIV testing will be offered.

Kenya 

Emmanuel Juma Omuya & Ali Njeru, Directors

info.opencommunitykenya@gmail.com

P.O Box 46905-00100,

Nairobi, Kenya

+254719432016

www.opencommunitykenya.org

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