Please join us for this very special event presented by Bishop Ernest McNear, accompanied by a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the iconic Union League! This is a lecture for clergy and faith leaders focused on how faith leaders can use their influence in addressing HIV and health and wellness with their congregants. Seating is limited and requires a ticketed confirmation for attendance, one ticket per attendee. Please print off your reservation confirmation or have an e-confirmation available for check-in at the event. any questions contact email@example.com
- Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr
Please note the Union League dress code: Business attire: No jeans or sneakers.
Philadelphia FIGHT Faith Initiatives and the Community Health Training Alliance present the Annual AIDS Education Month Gospel Concert.
*Open to the Public*
Join Dr. Stacey Trooskin, director of Viral Hepatitis Programs at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as she discusses Barriers to care for injection drug users.
HIV Prevention and Education Summit is a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide-range of issues that impact people living with HIV (PLWH/A) and the AIDS epidemic at large. The conference provides information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies and aims to bring forward explicitly the social determinants of health that place people at risk. These determinants include stigma, institutional racism, transphobia, homophobia, healthcare access, economic injustice, housing insecurity, and food insecurity to name a few. The Prevention and Education Summit shares evidence-based strategies, and best practices to prevent HIV, link individuals to care, and provide culturally competent services to all individuals. The conference explains vital health information in non-academic language, and aims to amplify the voices of PLWHA and ensures that people with lived experiences are able to stand as experts in workshops and discussions.
Executive Director of the Positive Women’s Network
A national speaker, trainer, and advocate, Naina Khanna has worked in the HIV field since 2005, following her HIV diagnosis in 2002. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for AIDS United, the National Steering Committee for the US People Living with HIV Caucus, as a member of the Women’s HIV Research Initiative, and served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) from 2010 – 2014.
Prior to working in HIV, Naina co-founded and served as National Field Director for the League of Pissed Off Voters, a progressive national organization working to expand participation of young people and communities of color in electoral politics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Medical Sociology at the University of California – San Francisco.
Schedule of the day
Welcome to the first instalment of our series “Frontline TEACH.” Our focus in this lesson will be the basics of HIV, including defining the virus, defining AIDS, and reviewing how HIV is transmitted. We will also discuss treatment decisions and guidelines. The goal of this course is to provide information that will leave learners more informed and aware, and to lessen the stigma surrounding the virus and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
This event is free and open to the public, no need to register. More information coming soon!
Join us for this free scientific lecture on innovations in HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention, held each year in memory of leading AIDS activist Jonathan Lax. This event is one of the only AIDS Education Month Events that is available by invitation only. For more information on how to get a seat at this year’s Lax Lecture, check back for more information closer to June.
Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University
Nussenzweig’s laboratory studies the molecular aspects of the immune system’s innate and adaptive responses using a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. For work on adaptive immunity, he focuses on B lymphocytes and antibodies to HIV-1, while his studies of innate immunity focus on dendritic cells.
Dating is historically tricky! Between oppressively false pressures placed upon us by a sometimes normative society to complex familial structures, young people have a lot to work with when it comes to dating! Add to that the increasingly detached modes of interacting with one another. From Tinder to Grindr and everything in-between folks are relying on apps to mediate their amorous interactions. We will talk about online safety, disclosure, self-esteem, how to avoid stigmatizing language when creating a profile, and how to navigate relationships in the 21st Century Digital Age.
Professional Development Event for Attorneys:
For more information email CHTA@fight.org
Professional Development Event for Librarians
Come Join us and gather with other PHILADELPHIA AREA MEDICAL AND SPECIAL LIBRARIANS at THE CRITICAL PATH LEARNING CENTER open house!!!
The Critical Path Learning Center the reimagined AIDS Library and Critical Path Project includes:
- Health Information
- Adult Education
- Case Management
A SPECIAL PRESENTATION WILL BE GIVEN BY OUR staff and COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS SPEAKING TO THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING A STIGMA FREE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRINCIPLES OF HARM REDUCTION.
For more information email CHTA@fight.org
Featuring a Cure Research Presentation from the Wistar Institute.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.