Announcements

Prevention and Outreach Summit, New Workshop Tracks, CEUs and More!

Date: June 18, 2014

Time: 8:00am – 5pm

Place: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 13th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia

The Prevention and Outreach Summit is an all-day conference that brings together people living with HIV/AIDS and those working in the HIV field. Over 1,000 people attend the Prevention and Outreach Summit each year to find out the latest information and research on the AIDS epidemic in Philadelphia and beyond.

Opening Plenary Speakers:

Farid Esack, a Professor in the Study of Islam at the University of Johannesburg, is an active member of Positive Muslims, an organization working with Muslims in South Africa who are HIV-positive. Formerly a National Commissioner on Gender Equality appointed by President Nelson Mandela, Dr. Esack has taught at the University of the Western Cape and Union Theological Seminary.

Paul Kawata is the Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the premier organization dedicated to building leadership in communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Under his guidance, NMAC has become a powerful voice and important resource in Washington for over 3,000 HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.

With more than 45 workshops and panel discussions, the summit includes the following tracks:

  • The Continuum of Care – NEW!
  • Hepatitis C & HIV – NEW!
  • HIV & Aging – NEW
  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) – NEW!
  • Spanish Language
  • Women
  • Youth
  • LGBTQ
  • Sex Work
  • Faith Based
  • Justice & Policy
  • Research & Treatment
  • Homelessness & Substance Use

Workshop Highlights:

  • Finding a Cure for HIV: How Researchers in Philadelphia Are Leading the Way to Ending AIDS as We Know It
  • Condoms of the Future
  • Sex Work and the Cyber City: HIV Prevention Outreach to Youth in the Digital Age
  • Test and Treat: The New Era of HIV Testing and Prevention
  • Mental Health and HIV – The challenges no one talks about

Read more about the event here.

Free Continuing Education Units available!

Free Event! Register Now!

Prison Health Care and Reentry Summit Keynote Speaker, Michelle Alexander

When:  June 10, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia

Michelle Alexander, Keynote Speaker, is a highly-acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar and the New York Times best-selling Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Read more!

This free summit explores health and reentry challenges facing people who are incarcerated or re-entering our communities, including HIV, mental health issues, substance use, housing, employment, advocacy, mentorship and educational programs.

FREE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available!

View the full press release.

Register now!

Hip Hop for Philly Featuring Grammy Nominee Wale

World renowned, critically acclaimed, street heralded and Grammy nominated, in just six years, the Washington DC native has catapulted himself from local sensation to laying down tracks with Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Presented by Philadelphia FIGHT and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for AIDS Education Month, this will be the second annual Hip Hop for Philly concert on National HIV Testing Day, June 27.

View the full press release for more information.

Visit philafight.staging.wpengine.com/hiphop for the latest updates on hours and locations of participating testing agences.

Rep. Brian Sims, Honorary Chair of AIDS Education Month 2014!

We are delighted to announce that Representative Brian Sims is this year’s honorary chair.

Rep. Brian Sims represents the 182nd Legislative District in Center City Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Elected in November 2012, Sims became the first openly gay person elected to the Pennsylvania legislature. A distinguished policy attorney, speaker, and civil rights advocate, he was formerly the Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association, the President of the Board of Directors of Equality Pennsylvania, and the Chairman of GALLOP…Read More.

Become an AIDS Education Month Sponsor!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 20th Annual AIDS Education Month?

We expect over 10,000 community members to attend AIDS Education Month. Only with your support can we continue the community-building and education needed to end the AIDS epidemic.

Please contact Chip Alfred at 215.985.4448 x105 or calfred@fight.org for sponsorship levels and benefits. In-kind sponsorship opportunities are available, as well as custom packages to meet your company’s individual needs.