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January 1 - 31, 2015: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 01, 2015 - January 31, 2015

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. However, half of cervical cancers occur among women rarely or never screened for cancer, and another 10%–20% of cancers occur among women who were screened but did not receive adequate follow-up care. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.

For women aged 21–65 years, regular cervical cancer screening can help prevent cancer. The Papanicolaou (Pap) test detects precancers, which are cell changes on the cervix that might become cancerous if they are not treated appropriately. Women should start getting Pap tests at age 21 years and every 3 years thereafter. Women who are aged ≥30 years may choose to have an HPV test along with the Pap test. If both test results are normal, additional testing is not needed for 5 years. Specific recommendations from the three major organizations that issue guidelines on cervical cancer screening are available at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/pdf/guidelines.pdf (PDF).

To help prevent cervical cancer, vaccines are available to prevent HPV infection. HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefit to persons who receive all 3 doses before exposure to HPV through sexual activity. Routine HPV vaccination is recommended for girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years. Vaccination also is recommended for females through age 26 years and for males through age 21 years who have not been vaccinated previously. Any man who has sex with other men, and men with compromised immune systems (including human immunodeficiency virus infection), also may be vaccinated through age 26 years.

Information about HPV vaccines is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/vaccine.html. Additional information about CDC programs that promote early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is available from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6151a5.htm

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January 14, 2015: Strategies for Ryan White Providers Webinar

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
Webinar

Strategies for Ryan White providers to partner/transition to community health centers in a post-Affordable Care Act world

This webinar will highlight ways in which Ryan White providers are becoming or partnering with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) as well as ways in which community health centers are reaching out to serve persons living with or at risk for HIV. Speakers include national leaders and CEO’s of Southern Ryan White Clinics and Community Health Centers who have successfully bridged the gap between the two.

Topics to be covered include: the benefits and challenges of becoming an FQHC including a broad overview of FQHC requirements, and the benefits and challenges of partnerships between community health centers and Ryan White providers. Participants also will learn about new resources being developed to facilitate partnerships between FQHCs and Ryan White providers.

Panelists include:

  • Noel Twilbeck, CEO, NO/AIDS Task Force
  • Brian Toomey, CEO, Piedmont Health Care Services
  • Valerie Mincey, Executive Director, NWFL, Inc.
  • Kathy McNamara, Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers
Moderator: Andrea Weddle, Executive Director, HIV Medicine Association

Co-sponsored by: HIV PJA, HIV Health Reform (HHR), HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI), Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) and Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI)

This webinar has been made possible by the generous support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Register Now!


January 26 - February 1, 2015: National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)

January 26, 2015 - February 01, 2015

National Drug Facts Week

What is National Drug Facts Week?

National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.

Download the NDFW Info Sheet (PDF 203 KB)

For more information, please visit http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/

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February 7, 2015: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first observed in 1999. The 2013 theme is "I am My Brother's/Sister's keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS".

The Strategic Leadership Council directs, plans, and organizes NBHAAD with support from the CDC.

Find posters, fact sheets, and events at www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/black/


February 11 - 15, 2015: 14th World Congress on Public Health

February 11, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Kolkata, INDIA

The Congress will aim towards fostering the promotion of "Healthy People - Healthy Environment" and will bring together thousands of participants from a wide range of public health disciplines from many countries around the world.

The 14th World Congress on Public Health will be hosted jointly by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). The IPHA will also be holding its 59th Annual Conference at the same time. In keeping with the tradition, youth participation will be a key element of the Kolkata Congress.

For more information, please visit http://www.14wcph.org/


February 21 - 22, 2015: 5th International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause

February 21, 2015 - February 22, 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA

The 5th International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, will be held in Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 2015.

Women and HIV is a very complex field of research. Whereas many conferences worldwide discuss the various aspects of HIV treatment, this international meeting provides a unique platform for experts involved in research and treatment of HIV-infected women to present and discuss the latest developments in the field and identification of treatment strategies for the future.

The workshop provides an interactive scientific program consisting of overview talks by key opinion leaders, oral abstract presentations, Q&A sessions, poster sessions, roundtable- and patient case discussions. The workshop focuses on a global perspective with regard to the treatment and management of HIV-infected women: Having a better understanding of different barriers and issues around the globe, should help identify ways forward for improving health of women.

We hope that you will be able to attend this unique workshop.

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/5th-hiv-women-workshop/


February 23 - 26, 2015: CROI 2015 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

February 23, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation into clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses. CROI 2015 will be held from February 23 to February 26, 2015, in Seattle, Washington, at the Washington State Convention Center. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2015 will be available online via webcast.

The CROI Foundation has partnered with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) to sponsor the Conference.

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


March 1 - 8, 2015: National Sleep Awareness Week

March 01, 2015 - March 08, 2015

Sleep Awareness Week™, which takes place March 1-8, 2015, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. The Foundation's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing sleep education and screening to the public.

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March 10, 2015: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10, 2015 - March 10, 2015

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women's Health is the lead for this day.

Read what Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says about this observance in her Dear Colleague Letter. (PDF, 197 KB)

Get graphics, web banners and more resources at http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/.

Learn about the Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign to encourage African American women to get tested for HIV.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/women-and-girls/

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March 20, 2015: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2015 - March 20, 2015

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a collaborative effort between these organizations: Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center.

Visit the NNHAAD site to find posters, fact sheets and more.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/native/


March 20 - 21, 2015: 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

After the very successful first editions of the meeting, attracting around 300 participants, it is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Hepatitis and HIV Co-infection, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20-21, 2015 (t.b.c.).

This meeting promises again to become a unique high profile educational event with the contribution of key opinion leaders. We have set up a program for treating physicians to discuss the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C treatment and the promising treatment possibilities of new antivirals that are becoming available. The conference presentations will focus on the translation of these new data and availability of new drugs into daily clinical practice. In addition, case discussions will be an important part of this conference, in order to stimulate discussions on local issues and stimulate interaction.

The target audience of this meeting consists of healthcare professionals involved in treating hepatitis and HIV co-infected patients, such as infectious disease doctors, gastro-enterologists, hepatologists, etc.

At the completion of this workshop the participant will:

  • have an understanding of the basic concepts of Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • be updated on the latest developments in the field of Hepatitis B and C antiviral research
  • have an understanding of the challenges of Hepatitis B and C treatment in different patient populations
  • have an overview of the advantages and possibilities of new antivirals in Hepatitis B and C therapy
  • will know how to apply direct acting antivirals in clinical practice.
We invite you to attend the fourth Latin American Meeting on Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and Co-infection and encourage you to submit abstracts on your research in this field.

We hope to see you in Rio de Janeiro for this exciting event !

For more information, please visit http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/4th-la-viral-hepatitis-workshop-2015/


March 23 - 27, 2015: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015

The 13th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week—a nationwide event that seeks to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health—runs from March 23–27, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/content/national-lgbt-health-awareness-weekM


March 24, 2015: World TB Day

March 24, 2015 - March 24, 2015

World TB Day

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24, often with a variety of activities leading up to the official day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, this disease is still a problem and more should be done so that one day TB is eliminated.

For more resources, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/WorldTBDay/default.htm

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March 26 - 28, 2015: 6th Annual CUGH Conference

March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and are collected through 6 Global Health Tracks:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Non-communicable Diseases & Injuries
  • Education / Training / Capacity Building
  • Governance / Management / Human Rights / Economics
  • Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Innovations / New Technologies / Improvement Science
For more information, please visit http://www.cugh.org/events/2015-cugh-global-health-conference-boston-ma


April 1 - 30, 2015: STD Awareness Month

April 01, 2015 - April 30, 2015

STD Awareness Month

Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While most of these infections will not cause harm, some have the potential to lead to serious health problems, if not diagnosed and treated early.

For more information about STD Awareness Month, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness.

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April 1 - 7, 2015: Insomnia Awareness Week

April 01, 2015 - April 07, 2015

Insomnia Awareness Week

Insomnia Awareness Week is sponsored by the American Sleep Association. From April 1 - 7, the ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about Insomnia.

The primary objective of this campaign is to improve the nation's knowledge about the signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment options of Insomnia.

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April 10, 2015: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2015 - April 10, 2015

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10.

For more resources, please visit http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/youth/

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April 17 - 18, 2015: National Transgender Health Summit

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Oakland, California, USA

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health invites you to attend the 2015 National Transgender Health Summit. This landmark program will present cutting edge research and evidence-based educational sessions across many disciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health.

For more information, please visit http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=ev-summit-2015


April 22 - 26, 2015: EASL: The International Liver Congress

April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Vienna, AUSTRIA

The European Association for the Study of the Liver has selected the city of Vienna for its 50th annual congress "The International Liver Congress™, which will take place April 22-26, 2015 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center.

For more information, please visit http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2015-50th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver


May 7 - 8, 2015: HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE - New York City

May 07, 2015 - May 08, 2015
Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

HIV Management 2015

Please be advised that registration is now open for HIV Management 2015: THE NEW YORK COURSE.

The agenda, faculty and other relevant information may be viewed at http://newyorkcourse.com

We will again provide participants with the latest information and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized AIDS experts on pathogenesis, resistance, treatment and prevention of HIV infection and its complications.

Register Today


May 8 - 9, 2015: HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART - New York City

May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
The Hudson Theatre @
Millennium Broadway
New York, New York, USA

Hepatitis C Management

Please be advised that registration is now open for HEPATITIS C MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART, taking place May 8 & 9 at the Historic Hudson Theatre in the heart of New York City.

The agenda, faculty and registration information may be viewed at www.hep2015.com/

This intensive 2-day advanced CME activity, set conveniently in the heart of midtown Manhattan, will again provide participants with state-of-the-art education and practical guidance from nationally and internationally recognized experts on hepatitis management and HCV/HIV Coinfection.

Make sure to register online by December 31, 2014 to receive the early registration rate of $295 (includes admission to plenary and lunch case discussion sessions, conference meals and online CE content)

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May 17, 2015: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) has unveiled the theme for the 2015 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, which will fall on Sunday, 17th May 2015 – ‘Supporting the future’.

This annual mobilization campaign has been taking place every year since 1983, led by coalition of community organisations globally, and is coordinated by GNP+.

Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director of GNP+, says: “with the transformations being made to global AIDS policy and the development agenda, people living with HIV around the world need to unite and demand a sustainable AIDS response. Where’s the money? Where is the respect for our rights? Where is the support for community action?”

People living with HIV have a history of demanding accountability. As we enter this new phase of the global AIDS response, we will need to take up that role as much as ever. However, we need the global AIDS response to support the meaningful engagement of our communities in all their diversity. We can no longer accept that the failure to involve us as equals is simply an oversight. The global AIDS response needs to be fully inclusive.

“On 17th May 2015, as we honour those who have departed, let’s mobilise all people living with HIV from all walks of life to demand a sustainable AIDS response—one that funds health care, promotes human rights for all, and engages us fully and meaningfully,” says Suzette Moses-Burton.

For more information, please visit http://www.gnpplus.net/2015-candlelight-memorial-theme-calls-leaders-support-future-people-living-hiv/


July 19 - 22, 2015: 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)

July 19, 2015 - July 22, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

The world’s largest international open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 to 22 July 2015

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the selection of Vancouver as the host of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015). IAS 2015 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 19 – 22 July 2015.

Held every two years, the IAS conference is a unique forum for scientist, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV science and also explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes. IAS 2015 is organized by the IAS in partnership with the University of British Columbia Division of AIDS, based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care. The conference is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates including 300 media representatives.

For more information, please visit http://www.ias2015.org/


October 7 - 10, 2015: G-I-N Conference 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

On behalf of the G-I-N Board of Trustees, the G-I-N 2015 Scientific Committee and the consortium of Dutch G-I-N members involved in co-hosting the conference, we are delighted to invite you to the 12th annual G-I-N conference in Amsterdam.

During this international congress, state of the art developments in healthcare guidelines will be addressed. The conference takes place from 7-10 October 2015 in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference theme is 'Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective.’ Specific attention will be paid to a variety of stakeholders including patients, policymakers, insurance companies and of course everybody working on guideline development, implementation and evaluation. The topics that will be discussed will be shaped by your contributions! Abstract submission and registration open on January 5th 2015. On behalf of the Dutch consortium of G-I-N members we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Netherlands!

For further information, including sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please refer to: www.gin2015.net.

Download our invitation

We hope you will share this flyer with your colleagues and other organisations working in the guideline world.


October 21 - 24, 2015: 15th European AIDS Conference

October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Barcelona, SPAIN

It is our great pleasure to announce that the city of Barcelona has been selected to host the 15th European AIDS Conference from October 21-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars for this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2015!

For more information, please visit http://www.eacs-conference2015.com/


November 8 - 13, 2015: 18th ICASA Conference 2015

November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Tunis, TUNISIA

The biggest conference in Africa

Over 10,000 delegates expected from the global village

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 18th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. Given the urgency of the issue we are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Ihab AbdelRhaman Ahmed, an epidemiologist and President of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA). It will be co-chaired by Professor Mohamed Ridha Kamoun, a dermatologist and President of “Association Tunisienne de Luttecontre les MST et le SIDA’’.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

For more information, please visit http://icasa2015tunisia.org/


December 6 - 9, 2015: National HIV Prevention Conference

December 06, 2015 - December 09, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

A call for abstracts, exhibitor prospectus, registration, and additional information will be announced in late January 2015.

Please visit www.cdc.gov/nhpc for conference updates.

Overview of the National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

The National HIV Prevention Conference allows for in-person collaboration between researchers and program personnel planning and implementing HIV prevention and care programs. The conference will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the domestic spread of HIV. It will provide an opportunity to continue refining, improving, and strengthening our nation’s response to HIV.

This four-day conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and poster presentations and is a platform for conference participants to engage in rigorous scientific, programmatic, and technology information exchange.

For questions, contact us at questions@NHPC2015.com.


February 22 - 25, 2016: CROI 2016 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

February 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

CROI 2016 will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 22 to 25, 2016!

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


July 17 - 22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 17, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa to host the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
The International AIDS Society announces Durban, as site of the conference in July 2016.

29 November 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the selection of Durban, South Africa, as the host city of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the most important event for all those working in the HIV field, including scientists, policymakers, activists, political leaders, healthcare providers, people living with HIV and others committed to the global response to HIV and AIDS. AIDS 2016 will be held from 17-22 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

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