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May 2017

NATIONAL VACCINE AWARENESS DAY

May 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate communities across the nation about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. (AIDS.gov)  

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HEPATITIS TESTING DAY

May 19

Hepatitis Testing Day, first observed in 2012, was designated as a national observance in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis as part of broader efforts to raise awareness of the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis in the United States. (AIDS.gov)

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NATIONAL ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

May 19

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2005. (AIDS.gov)  

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The Promise of PrEP for Transgender and Cisgender Women of Color

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Women of color are one of the fastest growing populations infected with HIV, including transwomen of color who have one of the highest rates of HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the newest and most promising biomedical HIV prevention intervention for transgender and cisgender women of color who are at risk for HIV infection through sex and injecting drug use.  Many women may not be aware that PrEP exists and is an option available to them, and concerns about potential negative effects of PrEP on gender-affirming hormone therapy may…

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June 2017

AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston

June 4 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
DCH Hatch Memorial Shell,
Boston , MA United States

June 4, 2017 marks the 32nd year of AIDS Walk & Run Boston, New England’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event. Every year thousands of people come together to take action in honor of those we’ve lost and to give hope to people living with HIV/AIDS. Your participation and fundraising efforts support AIDS Action Committee and its work to prevent new infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and to end the epidemic here in Massachusetts. We have the…

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HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

June 5

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day is held annually on June 5th on the anniversary of the first published report of what came to be known as AIDS. On June 5, 1981 the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published a brief account of five young gay men that had been diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), indicating signs of severely compromised immune systems. The account sent huge shockwaves throughout the LGBT community and eventually, around the world. (LetsKickASS.org)

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Last Men Standing

June 5 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fenway Health , 10th Floor Auditorium,
1340 Boylston Street
Boston , MA 02115 United States

Please join us for the film screening of Last Men Standing On Monday, June 5th, in honor of HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day Fenway Health is hosting a screening of the powerful new documentary, “Last Men Standing.”  The first feature- length documentary from The San Francisco Chronicle, this cathartic and intimate film follows eight Bay Area men as they look back on their experiences and then toward the future with the strength and resiliency they have cultivated over the past 30 years.…

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Changing Neighborhoods, The Decline of Affordable Housing in the City of Boston

June 15 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
The Boston Living Center,
29 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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OPEN HOUSE – Boston EMA Ryan White Planning Council

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old South Church,
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA United States

Your Voice Matters! Get involved. The Boston EMA (Eligible Metropolitan Area) Ryan White Planning Council is an independent federally required planning body that works to organize, evaluate, prioritize, and allocate Ryan White Part A HIV funding in the EMA.  The Council is appointed by the Mayor of Boston and works with staff of the Boston Public Health Commission Division of HIV/AIDS Services to administer the Part A grant. The Ryan White Act was created to fill gaps in existing medical and supportive…

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Working POZ

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Living Center,
29 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Working POZ  is our bi-weekly peer support group of other Poz people working, going to school or looking to return to work while balancing health, appointments, connection to services, identity and relationships. Come check it out on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of each month after Monday Night Dinner. Group starts at 7pm in the Boston Living Center (BLC) Library.

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