September 23, 2014: PrEP me, please: Understand PrEP's role in women's health & safer conception Webinar

September 23, 2014 - September 23, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET

US Women & PrEP Working Group are hosting a webinar on PrEP's role in women's health & safer conception. Learn more about PrEP's impact on HIV prevention and education & witness first-hand a coalition of organizations determined to increase women's access to PrEP as a prevention option. Become part of the community uniting to end the epidemic!

Speakers include:

  • Shannon Weber, MSW - Director, Perinatal HIV Hotline, Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center
  • Erika Arron, MSN, CRNP - Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine
  • Caroline Watson - Volunteer Outreach for BAPAC and Pro Men
Moderator: Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH - Founder and President, SisterLove, Inc.

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September 24 - 27, 2014: Southern African HIV Clinicians Society 2nd Biennial Conference

September 24, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Cape Town International Convention Centre

The 2012 Society clinical conference was an amazing success – great attendance, great talks, great venue, and terrific feedback from delegates. 2012 chair Prof Gary Maartens and the Society staff made it impossible not to have another one.

Clear your diaries for 24 – 27 September 2014, as we head for Cape Town again and a dizzying array of excellent speakers, skills building sessions, debates, challenging cases and research findings. We are assembling our organising committee from across the country, to ensure that every aspect of HIV medicine is covered. We are also debating and releasing new guidelines – at the 2012 conference, the release of the new adult guidelines was a huge success, with people staying on late into the evening to hear the new recommendations and ask questions. We’ll use the time to elect new members to the Society and hold our regular annual general meeting, so that the maximum number of people can participate.

For more information, please visit

September 26, 2014: 10th Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

September 26, 2014 - September 26, 2014
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John F Kennedy Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts 02125 USA

A full day of activities covering current issues related to the care and treatment of older adults who are living with HIV infection. Some of the day's sessions include the role of the primary care physician, depression and multi-morbidity, and hepatitis C. Registration is open; register before July 31st for discounts.

For more information, please click here.

September 26, 2014: MPT Manufacturing Issues Webinar

September 26, 2014 - September 26, 2014
11:00 am ET

Join us for a live webinar on one of the fastest growing areas in women's sexual & reproductive health!

On behalf of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT), we would like to invite you to save the date for this exciting webinar:

Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) Manufacturing Issues

Live Webinar featuring:
Dr. Joseph Romano - President of NWJ Group, LLC
Dr. Kenneth Stockholm - Managing Director at Q Pharma
Dr. Robert Russell - President and CEO at RJR Consulting
Other speakers TBD

This webinar is the first in a series of upcoming technical convenings on MPT product development issues and will address manufacturing scale up issues relevant to early stage MPT design decisions.

The objective for this webinar is to inform supporting agencies and product development organizations of the requirements, variables, and risks associated with achieving manufacturing scale up. There will be presentations on the relevance of early stage product design decisions on later stage manufacture, and the regulatory requirements associated with manufacture (e.g., SUPAC).

Please RSVP by 22 September to

Instructions for participation along with a formal invitation and agenda will be circulated prior to the webinar in response to RSVPs. We hope you can join us.

October 1, 2014: CFAR HIV Research in International Settings (CHRIS)

October 01, 2014 - October 01, 2014
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California, USA

The Seventh CFAR International HIV/AIDS Research Day will be a most exciting event! The UC San Diego CFAR International Core is hosting a one-day inter-CFAR working meeting on CFAR HIV Research in International Settings (CHRIS). All who have an interest in international HIV/AIDS research are welcome to attend, and registration is FREE!

We are honored this year to have two extraordinary keynote speakers:

Dr. Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador and current Professor and Director of the UCSF Center for Implementation Sciences.

Dr. Carlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and Director of the Emory University Center for AIDS Research.

Please see this Save-the-Date notice and share with your colleagues!

This informative one-day meeting will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. If you're already planning to attend this year's U.S. Conference on AIDS (October 2-5), why not come a day early and attend the CHRIS meeting, too?

For more information, please visit

October 2 - 5, 2014: United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

October 02, 2014 - October 05, 2014
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, California, USA

The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), will take place October 2-5, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, in San Diego, California. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought “to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.

In 2014, USCA will continue to highlight how the Affordable Care Act can help us draw even closer to ending the epidemic, while focusing on the challenges we still have to overcome to achieve this vision.

USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over thousands of workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) and policy-makers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

For more information, please visit

October 3 - 5, 2014: American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO)

October 03, 2014 - October 05, 2014
Rosenau Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO)

Modeled after the Ontario and Montreal World Health Organization conferences set in Canada, the primary focus of all three is to raise student awareness of pertinent health issues facing the world today, as well as to promote understanding of the many roles students can engage in through global health policy. The conference hopes to establish an environment similar to that of the World Health Organization's Assembly, and educate future global health leaders in the proceedings of international health entities. This simulation will be the United States' first model-WHO conference, and is set to take place in Rosenau Hall within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus from October 3rd-5th, continuing in the years to come. Register at and purchase your $45 ticket.

October 3, 2014: HIV Infected Newborn: Functional Cure vs Induced Remission? - Albany

October 03, 2014 - October 03, 2014
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center
Sonneborn Room
62 New Scotland Road
(across from the hospital)
Albany, New York 12208 USA

Albany Medical College, Division of HIV Medicine, HIV Breakfast Club Presents:

HIV Infected Newborn: Functional Cure vs Induced Remission?


Guest Speaker
Roberto P. Santos, MD, MSc, FAAP, AAHIVS
Associate Professor
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York

Who Should Attend?
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dentists, and other interested Medical Providers.

Learning Objectives
Describe the clinic course of functionally cured infant/s.

Review key recommendations in the care of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants.

Identify various insights on the significance of functional cure or induced remission towards HIV cure.

Click here for more information.

October 6 - 8, 2014: 16th International Workshop on Co-Morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions in HIV

October 06, 2014 - October 08, 2014
Hyatt Regency
Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

2014 registration and abstract submission are now open.

The closing date for abstract submission is Friday 25th July 2014.

Register here and submit your abstract here.

This year's Workshop will take place on 6-8 October, at the Hyatt Regency, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, USA.

Parts of this Workshop will be approved for CME credit by the Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc. (IMNE) The actual number of CME credits will be communicated to participants prior to the start of the workshop. If you have any questions concerning CME credit please contact IMNE at

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

October 8 - 12, 2014: IDWeek 2014

October 08, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

With the theme, “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” IDWeek features the latest science and bench-to- bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV, across the lifespan.

At IDWeek, you will see familiar colleagues and new faces. IDWeek will be a forum for health professionals of varied backgrounds to collaborate, cooperate, and learn from each other’s expertise. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across our four disciplines, IDWeek provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

This will be an inclusive meeting that offers access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in infectious diseases, including HIV.

October 8, 2014: Supporting Homeless LGBTQ Youth through Better Access to Care Webinar

October 08, 2014 - October 08, 2014
2:00 pm ET

Supporting Homeless LGBTQ Youth through Better Access to Care

Sponsors: The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National LGBT Health Education Center

Speaker: Jama Shelton, PhD, LMSW, Director, Forty-to-None Project, True Colors, NYC

Click here to register

As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , or queer (LGBTQ), the majority of whom have experienced family rejection and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The stigma and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ youth amplifies the struggles and health risks associated with homelessness. In this webinar, Jama Shelton, LMSW, PhD, Director of the Forty to None Project of the True Colors Fund in New York City, will raise awareness of the challenges experienced by LGBTQ youth, and will discuss ways that health care providers and youth service providers can help facilitate access to culturally responsive care and resources. Dr. Shelton will also talk about ways in which providers can help prevent homelessness by working affirmatively with community partners, including the families of LGBTQ youth.

October 9, 2014: Exploring the Pipeline: Lubes, Rings, Films, Fibers, and Shots 4 HIV Prevention

October 09, 2014 - October 09, 2014
9:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court, Room 1200A
Chicago, Illinois, USA

RSVP today for: “Exploring the Pipeline: Lubes, Rings, Films, Fibers, and Shots 4 HIV Prevention”

Please Join AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Jim Pickett for this special Project Ready, Set, PrEP Plus (RSP+) training on the research and development pipeline of new HIV prevention tools. Learn about new forms of PrEP – from lubricants and gels to injections, films, fibers, and rings. Find out about new male and female condoms being developed, and discover ways to get involved in research advocacy. While it may be helpful to have participated in the Project Ready, Set, PrEP! training on Truvada as PrEP – it is not required. The RSP+ training begins with a quick review of Truvada as PrEP to help ensure everyone is on the same page before we go exploring.

Continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited.

RSVP today to hold your spot – send an email with “Pipeline Training” in the subject line to Please give us your full name, organizational affiliation, and job title.

October 10 - 11, 2014: 16th Humanitarian Congress in Berlin - Protection: A Broken Promise?

October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014

The organisers of the Humanitarian Congress ( are pleased to invite abstracts for submissions for oral or poster presentations at the upcoming XVI. Humanitarian Congress 2014 in Berlin.

The abstracts should relate to the topic: "Science where it's really needed: Translating Innovative Research into Humanitarian Medicine and Global Health Practice". The call is open to any interested individual; in particular we encourage university academics, Master and PhD students, NGOs staff, staff working for UN agencies and others working in the field of humanitarian medicine and global health to submit abstracts. The abstract should be submitted by no later than June 30, 2014.

October 12 - 15, 2014: 7th Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

October 12, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)
Beijing, CHINA

The 7th Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ACPID) is hosted by Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and organized by Chinese Society of Pediatrics, Chinese Medical Association and Beijing Children’s Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University. ACPID is held every two years since 2002 and takes place in China at the first time. Under the theme “Save Children from Infections, Save More”, the Congress Programme has been tailored to provide a comprehensive series of keynote speeches, symposia on parallel tracks, educational workshops and meet-the-expert sessions covering the entire field of pediatric infectious disease involved by internationally renowned experts. Also, as a platform for professionals to demonstrate and share the progress that all specialists have achieved, participants can expand networking with old friends during exclusive social events.

For more information, please visit

October 15 - 18, 2014: 28th Annual Conference on the American Evaluation Association

October 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency
Denver, Colorado, USA

In 2014, let’s use relationships and systems thinking to connect evaluation to the premier challenge of our time—nurturing a diverse and interconnected world with enough for all for generations to come. Let’s envision evaluation as fundamental to a sustainable, equitable future. Let’s unleash the power of evaluation and the desire of both evaluators and evaluation users to impact the world in positive ways.

For more information, please visit

October 20 - 21, 2014: 5th International Workshop on HIV & Aging

October 20, 2014 - October 21, 2014
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel
Baltimore, MD, USA

After the very successful 4th edition, we are pleased to announce the 5th International Workshop on HIV & Aging, to be held on 20 - 21 October 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, MD, USA.

With an aging HIV-infected population – and suggestions that HIV itself may cause conditions normally associated with aging – there is a pressing need for more scientific dialog on this topic. The annual international Workshop on HIV & Aging was initiated five years ago as a unique and much needed platform for international scientific exchange on the increasingly recognized problems of HIV and aging.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit

October 20 - 23, 2014: African Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Network

October 20, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Hamburg, GERMANY

Establishing an African network of research scientists working on neglected tropical diseases

The European Foundations Initiative on Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD) is supporting the establishment of an African research network for NTDs (ARNTD) As the first step in this, a meeting is being held 20th-23rd October 2014 at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany to discuss and review the activities of the ARNTD and explore synergies with other funding organisations. It will provide a forum for networking with the EFINTD fellows and fellows sponsored by other funding organisations researching into NTDs as they interact in soft skills acquisition workshops and discussion groups. The activities of the ARNTD will be reviewed and actions prioritized for 2014/15.

They are seeking African researchers, working on NTDs, who are interested in being part of ARNTD.

Contact: Trudi O’Neill if you are interested in attending.

October 22, 2014: HIV Pre-Exposure & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP) Webcast

October 22, 2014 - October 22, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET


HIV Pre-Exposure & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)

Register Here (free)

12:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
Douglas G Fish, MD, AAHIVS & Carl J Koenigsmann, MD

12:05 pm HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Ronald H Goldschmidt, MD

12:40 pm Live Q & A call in/e-mail session with presenters

12:50 pm Break

1:00 pm HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Dawn K Smith, MD, MS, MPH

1:35 pm Live Q & A call in/e-mail session with presenters

1:45 pm Discussion of case by panel

2:00 pm Adjourn

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the indications for HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP).
  • Discuss the current guidelines for initiating HIV PrEP and PEP.
  • Identify the appropriate medications to prescribe as PrEP and PEP.
  • Analyze a clinical scenario evaluating whether to initiate PrEP or PEP.
Program Goal
To enable the learner to have the most recent information about HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, and other interested medical providers



October 23 - 26, 2014: Tenth National Harm Reduction Conference

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10th National Harm Reduction Conference

Crossroads & Intersections

Doing Together what we can't do Apart

For more information, please visit

October 25 - 26, 2014: 9th International Workshop on HIV Transmission: Principles of Intervention

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014

The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for basic scientists, clinicians, virologists, epidemiologists and public health officials to present and to discuss the various aspects of the transmission of HIV. The ultimate goal of the meeting is the integration of efforts from all relevant disciplines to constrain the spread of (drug-resistant) HIV.

For more information, please visit

October 28 - 31, 2014: HIV Research for Prevention 2014 (HIV R4P)

October 28, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Cape Town International Conference Centre

The search for effective biomedical HIV prevention options has progressed further and changed faster in the last few years than at any time since the epidemic began. Recent breakthroughs in vaccines, ARV-based microbicides and PrEP, and other prevention technologies open new doors to reducing the scope of the global epidemic. This progress also poses new questions and brings new challenges as we continue to move HIV biomedical prevention research forward. Perhaps most importantly, these advances teach us that effective HIV prevention will likely require a combination of approaches.

To reflect this convergence, in 2014 we will usher in a new, broader prevention research conference, HIV Research for Prevention 2014: AIDS Vaccine, Microbicide and ARV-based Prevention Science (HIV R4P). This first HIV R4P biennial meeting will take place 28-31 October 2014 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

HIV R4P will build on, link and merge the successes of the past biennial microbicide and annual vaccine conferences. This first international scientific meeting dedicated to biomedical HIV prevention research will bring together researchers, clinicians, private sector partners, advocates, policy makers and public health experts to share and discuss the latest research in ARV-based prevention, vaccines and related areas of HIV prevention. This meeting will help to cross-fertilize the various areas of research, develop a broader forum for common research themes and expand discussions around crosscutting issues as we develop, rollout and evaluate new prevention options. The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, which leads the annual AIDS Vaccine conference, will serve as the HIV R4P conference secretariat in 2014. The Enterprise has created a committee of its board with additional outside members to support us as Chairs and ensure that the conference is diverse in its program and participation.

We hope to attract between 1,200 and 1,500 members of the broad HIV prevention community to HIV R4P. We are already working hard to raise funds to ensure a large number of scholarships for this conference, and remain dedicated to bringing many international participants including those from developing countries and early-career investigators to this important meeting.

We encourage you to review our frequently asked questions document and submit questions or comments to the conference Secretariat at Updated information will be available at

November 2 - 6, 2014: HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow 2014

November 02, 2014 - November 06, 2014
Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM

The HIV 2014 Glasgow Congress will build on the scientific strength and standards set by the previous 11 meetings. The scientific programme will cover, via single-session format, relevant topics presented by renowned experts from all continents. Topics will be addressed as keynote lectures, via plenary presentations and interactive case-based sessions. Scientific abstracts will be an integral part of the programme presented either within plenary, during poster discussion sessions or on display in the poster area. Networking and the informal sharing of information complement the highly scientific, credible formal programme on offer.

For more information, please visit

November 6 - 8, 2014: ANAC's 27th Annual Conference

November 06, 2014 - November 08, 2014
Miami, Florida, USA

Navigating a Path Towards an AIDS Free Generation

Conference Overview:

The Conference will address international and domestic issues related to HIV and AIDS for nurses new to the specialty as well as experienced clinicians and researchers. Various learning activities, expert speakers, symposia, roundtable discussions, and presentations (practice, education/administration, and research) will address HIV nursing issues related to the conference objectives. Nurses play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare, educational, and counseling services to individuals with HIV infection and AIDS. The 2014 conference has been organized to meet the learning needs of all levels, from novice to expert. There will be a track for Advance practice Nurses at this year’s Conference. Researchers, educators, administrators, and clinicians will appreciate the abstract sessions presented by peers from across the nation.

Conference Objectives:

  • Identify current evidence based research pertaining to HIV/AIDS bio-medical treatment advances (PrEP, Vaccines, Microbicides, Treatment as Prevention);
  • Evaluate the most up to date approaches in clinical practice with an emphasis on highly impacted populations;
  • Create a collective vision of what an AIDS free generation might look like;
  • Discuss the role of nurses in impacting the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade and current prevention measures;
  • Discuss the leadership roles of HIV nurses in helping to shape an AIDS free generation.
For more information, please visit

November 7 - 11, 2014: AASLD: The Liver Meeting

November 07, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), invites you to join us at The Liver Meeting 2014. This meeting brings together hepatologists from around the world to share their discoveries. You will learn about the latest in hepatology research and patient care, and return to work ready to put new ideas into practice.

For more information, please visit

November 10, 2014: Advancing Global Health: Education, Building, and Supporting - New York City

November 10, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461 USA

A one day conference that focuses on:

  • Building sustainable global partnerships
  • Global health and medical education
For further information contact On-line registration is available at

November 13 - 14, 2014: Get Health: A Global Education & Technology Health Summit

November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Dublin Castle

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the world faces a global shortage of almost 4.3 million doctors, midwives, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, as well as a shortage of faculty that can provide high-quality training and mentorship for current training programmes . However, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to overcome those challenges.

The Summit aims to bring together stakeholders from different sectors, levels and geographies, including Governments, NGOs, Education and the digital and IT sectors to generate fresh knowledge, partnerships and ideas that can address the global health worker shortage, through the use of digital media and ICTs.

This year’s conference has evolved into a collaboration between iHeed and the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), building on from two very successful events which were held in 2013; GETHealth Summit and mHealthEd.

2013 culminated in directors from both teams behind these two very events having worked together to release recommendations for mobile and ICT based health worker training via the WHO bulletin in late 2013.

For more information, please visit

November 15 - 19, 2014: 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA.

For more information, please visit

December 8 - 9, 2014: CFAR: Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women - New Rochelle

December 08, 2014 - December 09, 2014
Radisson Hotel
1 Radisson Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801 USA

Albert Einstein -Montefiore Center for AIDS research (Einstein-Montefiore CFAR) is pleased to announce a conference on HIV research in Women on December 8th and 9th 2014.The goal of the program is to identify gaps in knowledge related to HIV and women and develop strategies for future research to move the field forward, to generate collaborative research among the different CFARs and with other research networks, highlighting cutting edge science, and to promote and emphasize opportunities for young investigators.

The specific aims of the conference were to:

  1. HIV Eradication and Avenues to a Cure
  2. HIV Prevention
  3. Clinical disease and comorbidities
For more information, please visit

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 (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 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

For more information, please visit

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:

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

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:

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

For more resources, please visit

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

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

February 23, 2015 - February 26, 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA

The CROI organizers are pleased to announce that CROI 2015 has been scheduled!

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dates: Monday, February 23 to Thursday, February 26, 2015
Details and schedules: Will be posted in early summer 2014

For more information, please visit

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.

Related NYS Quick Reference Card:

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

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

For more resources, please visit

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines and Best Practices:

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

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

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

Related NYS Clinical Guidelines:

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

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.

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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.

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

April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015

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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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