The MOCHA Center invites you to join us at our Be The Generation Brige Large Community Event: Cafe MOCHA on Sunday, September 30, 2012 530p-930p. This event will be an evening of spoken word and open MIC performances surrounding HIV vaccine trials. Cafe MOCHA will be held at One Nightclub and Ultra Lounge located at 1 Ryan Alley in downtown Rochester. Cafe MOCHA will include free admission and hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and performances by local artists. This is event is open to adults 18 years old and over.
The MOCHA Center invites you to join us during our Be The Generation Bridge Community Forum Series: VOICES on HIV Clinical Trials. Forums will be held in New York City and Rochester, NY. Each community forum will feature a panel of HIV clinical trials participants, who will discuss their experiences with the clinical trials. The MOCHA Center has partnered with Columbia University Medical Center, GMHC, Project ACHIEVE, and the Rochester Victory Alliance to produce these community forums.
May 18th is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). This annual observance is a day to recognize the contributions of thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, scientists, and governments who are committed to working together to find an HIV vaccine. Results of a recent vaccine trial and related follow-up studies have provided a promising way forward in the search for an HIV vaccine. In addition, other biomedical HIV prevention strategies such as microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment as prevention have also shown great promise. While no single prevention strategy will end HIV/AIDS, HVAD underscores the importance of developing a safe and effective vaccine – our best hope to ending the epidemic. As the scientific community forges ahead in pursuit of an HIV vaccine, a variety of prevention approaches, treatment of those who are already infected, as well as community support and engagement remain essential to controlling the virus.
In observance of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, The MOCHA Center will join our bio-medical research partner on the Be The Generation Bridge Grant, The Rochester Victory Alliance, to present:
“Vaccine Awareness Day at Cathode Ray Nightclub” on Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:30pm—11:30pm at Cathode Ray, 25 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
“Vaccine Awareness Day at Tilt Nightclub” on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:00pm—Midnight. Tilt Nightclub is located at 444 Central Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605.