Category Archives: Washington D.C.

  1. Registration for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) Opens December 1!

    Registration, abstract and programme activity submissions for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), to be held from 22 to 27 July 2012 in Washington, D.C., open December 1 online at More than 25,000 participants and 2,000 journalists from approximately 200 countries are expected to convene at the conference, which is predicted to be a landmark Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, International AIDS Conference, United States, Washington D.C.
  2. IAC 2012: No Progress on Visas for Drug Users or Sex Workers

    Via Housing Works. One year from the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., prospects are looking dim for sex workers and drug users who want to attend. The International AIDS Society has announced that it will release a document in August that details the U.S. visa process for IAC 2012. That document will describe entry restrictions for Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAC, injection drug use, sex work, USA, Washington D.C.
  3. 2011 LGBT Pride Month: Obama’s Proclamation

    Via The Bilerico Project. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release – May 31, 2011 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2011 ——- BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and Read More >>

    2009 LGBT, lgbt community, LGBT rights, Obama, President Barack Obama, pride, USA, Washington D.C., white house
  4. D.C. brings HIV testing to the DMV

    From the Washington Post, by Nikita Stewart As of Tuesday this week, getting tested for HIV in the District will be as easy as renewing a driver’s license. In what District officials say is the first effort of its kind in the nation, the city will partner with a nonprofit group to offer free HIV testing at Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, Washington D.C.
  5. Elevated HIV Prevalence Despite Lower Rates of Sexual Risk Behaviors

    from AIDS Patient Care and STDs, by Magnus et al. The District of Columbia (DC) has among the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the United States, with 3.2% of the population and 7.1% of black men living with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to examine HIV risk behaviors in a community-based sample of men who have Read More >>

    behavioral research, gay black men, MSM, prevalence, risk, Washington D.C.
  6. Congressional Briefing for PrEP Scheduled on December 4th

    Yesterday, amFAR announced it will hold a congressional briefing on PrEP on December 4th at the Capitol in Washington D.C. The presentation, entitled “Preparing for PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis): Policy Implications of a Prevention Pill for HIV/AIDS,” is open to the public, and will feature leading medical researchers in the field of PrEP. Moderating the meeting will be Read More >>

    amfAR, CDC, Congress, Gladstone, HIV/AIDS policy, NIH, PrEP, Washington D.C.