The following events at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria are made possible with support from San Francisco AIDS Foundation as part of its efforts to radically reduce new HIV infections and ensure proper HIV care for all who need it.
TIME: 8:00 - 21:00
"Be Heard! A Pre-Conference Global Forum on MSM & HIV"
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Ausgasse 2-6 1090, Wien
This one-day forum will explore the challenges and best practices in achieving universal access to HIV-related prevention, care, treatment, and support services for sexual minority communities worldwide.
TIME: 12:30 - 14:30
Poster Discussion: "Creating a Community Center as a Structural Intervention to Promote Sexual Health Among Gay Men in San Francisco"
Poster Exhibition Area, Reed Messe, Messeplatz 1, Wien (Abstract 14420)
Authors: Steve Gibson, MSW; Robert Blue; Adrian Cano, Steve Charfauros, MBA, MPH; Dale Gluth, MA; Chris Hall, MD; Rachel McMichael, RN, NP; Kevin Roe, MPH; Tim Ryan, RN, MSN; and Wayne Steward, PhD, MPH.
TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
"HIV/AIDS and Aging: Emerging Issues in Research, Care, Treatment & Prevention"
Reed Messe, Messeplatz 1, Mini Room 8, Wien
Co-sponsored by San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), this panel discussion will explore what is known - and what key questions must be addressed - on the interaction of aging, HIV disease, and HIV treatment. This timely forum will also address the physiological, psycho-social, and environmental factors that contribute to vulnerability to HIV infection and responsibility for caregiving among older persons across geographic settings.
TIME: 12:30 - 14:30
Poster Discussion: "Addressing Micro HIV Epidemics in San Francisco"
Poster Exhibition Area, Reed Messe, Messeplatz 1, Wien (Abstract 15394)
Authors: Steve Gibson, MSW; Tim Ryan, RN, MSN; Dale Gluth, MA; Rachel McMichael, RN, NP; Judith Auerbach, PhD; and Chris Hall, MD.
TIME: 18:00 - 19:30
U.S. NGOs and Civil Society Organizations Reception
Hotel Steigenberger, Herrengasse 10, Wien
Celebrate the launch of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, to be held in Washington, DC.
TIME: 20:30 - 22:30
"Creating a Network of Service Providers for Gay Men"
Hotel Wandl, Petersplatz 9, Wien
This event will provide a forum for CBOs providing sexual health services for gay men to highlight existing networks and invite other service providers to join. Providers to be present include Magnet (San Francisco, U.S.); Epicentro (Lima, Peru); Health4Men/PlaceNice (Cape Town, South Africa); BCN Checkpoint (Barcelona, Spain); and the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men's Health Centre (Victoria, Australia).
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to ensure the HIV epidemic ends in the same city where it began. By combining innovative, evidence-based programs for HIV prevention and care with bold policy initiatives focused on issues ranging from harm reduction to total health and wellness, the agency is making sustainable progress against HIV among populations most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, San Francisco AIDS Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.