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HIV Conferences at a Glance!

HIV conferences exist locally, nationally and globally. If you want to learn more about HIV prevention and care, these conferences can ensure access to valuable information and resources for HIV positive and HIV negative individuals and communities!

A shortlist of HIV conferences

Here are a few HIV conferences that occur annually.

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

CROI 2020 will be held from March 8 to March 11, 2020, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

This annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) hosts top researchers from around the world to share important developments and best practices in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and other related infectious diseases.

Several key plenary sessions, like HIV Cure From Bench to Bedside with Sharon R. Lewin from the University of Melbourne, promise to highlight a question on everyone’s minds: is there a cure for HIV?

For more information about 2020 CROI, visit the CROI Conference website.

United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

The 2020 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) is in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 10-13 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

This year’s conference will focus on the plan to end the HIV epidemic in America.

NMAC began in 1987. Today, NMAC no longer uses the words minority and AIDS. Instead, it will only use the letters NMAC. USCA will change to USCH by replacing the “A” for AIDS with “H” for HIV, as HIV is a less stigmatizing word than AIDS.

This year’s conference will be held in San Juan, PR, for several key reasons. NMAC hopes to promote economic development, increase awareness of HIV in Latinx communities, and expose attendees to a city where English is not the first language spoken by its residents.

For more information about 2020 USCA, visit the NMAC website.

National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) was held March 18-21, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theme for NHPC 2019 was Getting to No New HIV Infections, and the critical roles that different communities have in achieving the goal of the new federal plan to end the HIV epidemic in America!

Other sessions highlighted challenges and successes related to PrEP, the public health and infectious disease implications of the opioid crisis, and HIV-related stigma.

Stay tuned for announcements about the 2020 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) at CDC.gov.

National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD

The 2020 National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD, will be held on April 3, 2020, to April 5, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This is the only national conference in the US exploring the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

This National Latinx-focused conference aims to foster dialogue, share relevant information and highlight efforts to reduce health disparities that disproportionately impact Latinx communities.

To achieve this goal, this conference will host sessions that focus on increasing the ability of culturally sensitive medical practices and social service providers, to increase their capacity to provide quality care and improve health outcomes for Latinx patients.

For more information, visit AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) website.

African American MSM Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice

2020 African American MSM Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice (NAESM) was held on January 16-19, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel.

NAESM provides an opportunity for gay and bisexual men of color in leadership, advocacy and community engagement to present research, best practices and community-based efforts that focus on achieving the goals of the current National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative.

This unique, niche conference provides space for gay and bisexual men of color to discuss, and examine research and community-based efforts around improving social determinants of health (SDH) for queer communities of color (QPOC) in the context of spirituality, religiosity, and faith.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 NAESM conference at the National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities website.

Many types of HIV conferences exist

This list is by no means comprehensive. Instead, it gives you a snapshot of the types of conferences that exist now.

For more information, feel free to search online or locally for HIV related conferences, workshops and trainings at the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) website.

 

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