AIDS Arms Inc., a service organization combating AIDS in North Texas, is well-represented this week at the International AIDS conference in Washington, D.C.

The neighborhood-based nonprofit sent 15 representatives to the conference that includes training, research, marches and networking opportunities with professionals in the HIV field of study.

The goal for these delegates was to learn about new practices within the field and bring them back to Dallas as well as share their own research and challenges with the world.

This is the first year the AIDS Conference is being held in the United States.