Brown Bag Lunches > Events

Brown Bag Lunch attendees can expect to learn about biomedical information, HIV-related policy, and HIV research. Bring a bagged lunch and join HIV/AIDS stakeholders in your city in learning about HIV science and treatment information! If you are in an area where there is a Brown Bag Lunch Leader, we strongly encourage you to attend a local event.

A list of upcoming Brown Bag Lunch events is below.

February 14, 2014
4th Generation HIV Testing

  • Review the history of HIV testing and how technology for detecting the virus has changed over time.
  • Increase knowledge around the 4th Generation Test and how it differs from previous generations of testing through 3.
  • Increase understanding of acute infection and recognize the importance of early testing and early detection in reducing HIV transmission.
  • Learn about the availability timeline of the 4th generation test: including updates on FDA approval.

March 5, 2014
Creating Safe Spaces Amongst Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and Heterosexual Men for People Living With HIV/AIDS to Come Out About Their Status

  • Learn strategies for increasing the involvement of men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men in creating safe spaces for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to share their status
  • Identify how social, educational, and cultural issues can create environments that make it unsafe for Black heterosexual men and MSM living with HIV/AIDS to disclose their status
  • Recognize the importance of decreasing stigma related to HIV/AIDS in Black communities, and the effect it could have on increasing prevention and treatment amongst Black MSM and heterosexual men
  • Strategize best practices for MSM and heterosexual to create safe environments within their communities for HIV disclosure
  • Increase capacity to implement and evaluate educational and/or advocacy events related to making safe spaces for MSM and heterosexual to come out about their status

For more information on the Brown Bag Lunches email or contact your area's Brown Bag Lunch Leader(s).