WHAT: To observe the 28th World AIDS Day, The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC), based at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will collaborate with UPMC and local HIV/AIDS clinics to host an all-day educational event. The World AIDS Day 2016 conference will bring together experts in the field of HIV to enable physicians, nurses and other HIV care providers to improve care. Experts will discuss prevention including PreP, aging and HIV, antiretroviral treatment, and substance use and HIV.

To learn more or register, visit https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/8202.

WHY: Despite advances in HIV treatment, there continues to be an increase in HIV infections. This necessitates routine testing for everyone, to identify and link persons with HIV to care so that they can live longer lives. New treatment is available to prevent HIV infection, and concerns and issues are emerging among persons aging with HIV infection.

WHO:

• Introductions by Corey O’Connor, councilman, City of Pittsburgh, and Donald S. Burke, MD, Dean, Pitt Public Health.

• Speakers include:

o Rachel Levine, MD, physician general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
o Harold Wiesenfeld, MD, MPH, Allegheny County Health Department, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
o Donna Gallagher, PhD, MSN, ANP-BC, FAAN,
New England AIDS Education and Training Center
o Ken Ho, MD, MPH, medical director, Pitt Men’s Study,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
o Antoine Douaihy, MD, medical director, Addiction Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1

WHERE: University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, 15260

Note to Media: To cover this event, contact Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or HydzikAM@upmc.edu.