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AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012

July 19, 2012

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012

During the conference: HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (with another organization) is coordinating a Global Village Human Rights networking zone.  AFC Staff: Julie Davids and Jim Merrell

SATURDAY, JULY 21
9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Satellite: AIDS 2012 Leadership summit (July 21, 9 a.m. -6 pm, http://www.hivhousingsummit.org/2012/frmHome.aspx).
AFC Staff: Arturo Valdivia Bendixen
SUNDAY, JULY 22
11:15 a.m.-1:15pm From Revolution to Reality: How Will New Science Impact the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy?
AFC Staff: Keith Green
Location: Mini Room 4
1:30 p.m. Positive Charge satellite session
AFC Staff: Roman Buenrostro
Location: Session Room 3
1:30-3:30 p.m. Achieving the Goals of the United States National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Next Steps,
AFC Staff: David Munar
Location: Session room 9
3:45-5:45 p.m. Rectal Microbicides: Making HIV Prevention Gel, (IRMA)
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Location:  Mini Room 8
7 p.m. Opening session w/dignitary speeches
AFC: Rev. Charles Straight to give convocation
Location: Session room
MONDAY, JULY 23
7:30-9:00 a.m. Equity for YMSM of Color: Ensuring Quality Cultural, Structural and Optimal Care & Research for Gay and Bisexual Men of Color.
AFC Sponsored
Location: Mini Room 6
9:15-10:15 a.m. From Life Support to Larger than Life: Maximizing U.S. Female Condom Advocacy
AFC Staff: Jessica Terlikowski
Location: Main stage
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Global Village Opening Ceremony
AFC Staff: David Munar speaking as one of three Community Programme Committee co-chairs, Hall B
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Poster exhibitions:

  • How will U.S. healthcare reform help achieve the treatment goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy?"
    AFC Staff: John Peller
  • “Synthesising the empirical evidence for ARV-based prevention strategies to map pathways to sound HIV prevention planning."
    Mapping Pathways
    AFC Staff: Jim Pickett and Jessica Terlikowski (through her AU role)
  • Africa Needs Rectal Microbicides Too: Strategies to Ensure Africa is on the Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy Map,” MOPE582 (IRMA)
    IRMA
    AFC Staff: Jim Pickett

  • “Mapping Pathways: Developing the evidence base for biomedical prevention strategies."
    Mapping Pathways
    AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
3 – 4:30 p.m. Communicating Complex Science in 140 Characters: Social Media and HIV Prevention Research
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Location: Global Village Session Room 2 (and online anytime with #newmedia and #HIVpx
Tuesday, July 24
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. On the Map: Ensuring Africa’s Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy, (IRMA)
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Location: MSM Networking Zone, Global Village
11-11:30 a.m. We Can End AIDS! Mobilization, Convening at Meet at the Global Village: Human Rights/Social, Economic & Prevention Justice Zone, the march is from 11:45-2:30, ending at the White House.
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Poster exhibitions

  • Meeting the treatment and prevention goals of the USA National AIDS Strategy will require investment in HIV-specific housing supports.”
    AFC Staff: Arturo Bendixen
  • “Exposure to crime-related, physical, and sexual trauma is associated with barriers to engagement in HIV care among an urban; US sample of predominately minority HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM)."
    AFC Staff: Tomas Soto and Goldie Komaie
  • "Internalized heterosexism (IH) and exposure to gay related harassment (GRH) are associated with higher perceived HIV stigma and other barriers to HIV treatment engagement among a sample of predominantly minority HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM) living in a US urban area."
    AFC Staff: Goldie Komaie
  • "Reconciling Reality with Fantasy: HIV Prevention in the House Ball Community."
    AFC Staff: Keith Green
  • Findings from a Global Internet Survey on Rectal Douching Patterns for Anal Intercourse,” TUPE131 (IRMA)
    AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
2:30–4 p.m. Holding Government Accountable: Lessons from the Field for the Next Era of the AIDS Response
AFC Staff: David Munar
Location: Global Village Session Room 1
2-4 p.m. Global Lube Access Mobilization networking session, Global Village Booth #637 (IRMA)
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
6:30-8:30 p.m. Microbicides: The Road Ahead, satellite session, (IRMA)
Location: Mini Room 2
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Wednesday, July 25
10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Is it “celebration time?” What needs to happen for MSM to make the most of ARV-based prevention (PrEP, rectal microbicides and treatment as prevention) around the world. IRMA/Mapping Pathways
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Location: MSM Networking Zone, Global Village
2:30-4 p.m. Strategy Session on High Impact Prevention, Structural Interventions and Prevention Justice Worldwide (HIV PJA)
Location: The networking zone
2:30 -4 p.m. Regional Session on U.S. and Canada,
AFC Staff: David co-moderating, introducing Secretary Sebelius
Location: Session Room 5
6:30-8:30 p.m. Paving the Way to an AIDS-Free Generation: The Role of Female Condoms in Comprehensive HIV Prevention.
Reception starts at 6:30. Panel begins at 7 p.m.
AFC Staff: Jim Pickett
Location: Mini room 5
7-8:30 p.m. Interchange on Global Economic Justice and HIV (HIV PJA)
Location: The networking zone.
Thursday, July 26
11-12:30 p.m. Justice Across the Generations: US Campaigns for Structural Changes for Youth, Workers and Elders (HIV PJA)
Location: The Networking zone
11-12:30 a.m. From “No Way” to “Yay” – Community Engagement in Female Condom Programming
AFC Staff: Jessica Terlikowski
Location: Global Village, Youth Pavilion
2-3:30 p.m. A Female Condom First: Help Plan and Launch Global Female Condom Day!
AFC Staff: Jessica Terlikowski
Location: Female Condom Space
4:30-6 p.m. Dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice (HIV PJA)
Location: The Networking zone.
6:30 – 8p.m Activist Report-Back and Strategy Session (HIV PJA)
Location: The Networking zone

Join us online:
Countdown AIDS 2012:  www.countdownAIDS2012.org
AIDS Foundation of Chicago:  www.aidschicago.org/
Mapping Pathways: http://mappingpathways.blogspot.com/
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates: http://www.rectalmicrobicides.org/

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