Registration is now open for the World AIDS Day 2016 Conference, hosted by the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Register now at: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/8202. Information regarding student registration will be available at a later date. ***Early Bird Special*** Participant fee is $35 until Monday, October 31, 2016. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, participant fee will increase to $45. Registration will close on Thursday, November 24, 2016. The fee for this training is non-refundable. For group payments, contact MidAtlantic AETC office at 412-624-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the CDC, more than 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide. Recent scientific breakthroughs as well as various prevention efforts now point to the possibility of an AIDS Free generation. The World AIDS Day 2016 conference will bring together experts in the field of HIV in order to enable physicians, nurses and other HIV care providers to develop skills to identify and effectively treat those individuals diagnosed with HIV and to recognize signs and symptoms in a diverse population. Experts will talk about prevention, risk reduction, the potential for getting to zero new HIV infections, and much more. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to discuss: 1. National perspective from HRSA on the Ryan White program and moving forward 2. National perspective from HRSA on the Minority AIDS Initiative 3. Current activities for increasing HIV testing and linkage to care locally 4. Impact of aging on persons with HIV and need for services 5. Current models for engagement of MSM in HIV prevention and treatment 6. Effective approaches to prevention and treatment approaches across the lifespan 7. PrEP rationale, approaches and access regionally 8. Impact and interventions to address the regional opioid epidemic 9. Motivational interviewing in working with substance users 10. Transgender health care Intended Audience The intended audience for this program includes: -Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, social workers, students of health professions, and other members of the HIV treatment team.