UW Health World AIDS Day 2021 Events
November 24 - December 3
We all have a part in ending the HIV epidemic. Join us Nov 24 -Dec 3 and learn how we can stop HIV together.
December 1 of each year is World AIDS Day. The week of World AIDS Day we’ve planned a variety of activities for you to choose how to get involved.
Wednesday, Nov 24, 5:30–7:30 pm: Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: The HIV Pandemic at 40. This Zoom discussion will take place during the Teens Like Us (TLU) weekly meeting. Guest speakers representing different generations will share what’s changed with HIV over the last 40 years and how this affects their generation’s views on HIV and sexual health.
TLU is a closed group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-18. Contact group facilitators for access to the virtual meeting.
Tuesday, Nov 30, 6-7 pm: A Day in the Life: The Red Ribbon. This Zoom event will attempt to pull back the curtain on living with HIV and caring for and about people living with HIV (PLWH). The panel will include people from the UW Health HIV Care and Prevention Program and from Virginia Commonwealth University’s HIV Program in Richmond, VA.
Wednesday, Dec 1, all day: UW Health Instagram takeover with interactive content and information on HIV care and prevention. Watch videos from UW Health staff and community members making their pledge to stop HIV stigma.
Create your own pledge video and upload to social media using this hashtag: #StopHIVStigmaWI (see pledge cards below for inspiration)
Wednesday, Dec 1, dawn-dusk: Visit Bascom Hill on the UW-Madison campus to see a visual symbol of the impact of HIV in the community. The display will located on the lower end of Bascom Hill, next to N. Park Street and between Music Hall and Science Hall in Madison, WI.
Wednesday, Dec 1, 6-7 pm: Community Bingo. This free virtual Bingo will give people a chance to remember, honor, and enjoy being in community. This will be a join event with folks from WI and VA. Special guest MC to be announced. Prizes will be awarded to Bingo winners. Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, Dec 2, 6-7 pm: El Lazo Rojo: Combatiendo el Estigma y la Desinformación en Nuestra Comunidad. This Zoom event will be held in Spanish. The panel discussion will focus on the unique aspects of HIV in the Latinx community. Question and answer will follow the panel discussion.
Friday, Dec 3, 8-9 am: UW-Madison Department Medicine Grand Rounds (via Zoom) – A virtual grand rounds featuring Carmen Logie, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations. Dr. Logie will talk about her research on intersectional stigma and its sexual, reproductive and mental health impacts, with a focus on HIV. Continuing education credits available.
All virtual events are free and open to the public, with the exception of TLU which is a closed group.
Just submit your name and email address at the secure form here to register, and we’ll send you further information on all the events.
Questions? Call or text Chris Chapman, Patient & Community Engagement Specialist for UW Health’s HIV Care and Prevention Program, at (608) 220-9885 or email her at [email protected].