World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is honoring its 34th year in 2022. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for the estimated 38 million people living with HIV, and to honor the more than 36 million those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Locally, we will honor its 34th year by hosting in-person and virtual public events open to anyone to attend as we commemorate all those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.  People living with HIV are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers, and our family. While the days where HIV meant a certain death sentence are behind us, we are not done fighting until the disease is eradicated. Let’s end HIV and AIDS together.

Please use hashtag #WADSV22 when posting or sharing your story, photos or experiences on social media.

Each year, World AIDS Day is held on December 1st and is an opportunity for people across the globe to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with and affected by HIV, and to honor the lives of those who lost their lives to AIDS. HIV.gov has announced the World AIDS Day 2022 theme, “Equalize”.
 

2022 Events

World AIDS Day Group Photo


Events are welcome to all communities to attend, including youth, families, seniors, and those with a disability.
 



Tuesday, November 29: Santa Clara County Flag Raising

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Office of LGBTQ Affairs, HIV Commission, and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health
Address: 70 W Hedding st., San Jose, CA 95110


 
Wednesday, November 30: Film Screening and Speaker Panel

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Film: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Speaker Panel: Past, Present, and Future of HIV
Sponsored by: Pride Center at San Jose State University, Bay Area Community Health Clinic, The Health Trust, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, HIV Commission, and Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic 
Address: San Jose State University Student Union, Meeting Room 3, 2nd level (1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192)



Thursday, December 1: City of San Jose AIDS Quilt Viewing

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Project MORE, Silicon Valley Pride, and The Health Trust
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113



Thursday, December 1: City of San Jose Candlelight Vigil

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Project MORE, Silicon Valley Pride, and The Health Trust
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113

 
Please help spread the word by using hashtag #WAD22 in your social media accounts!
 
Want to get involved?
Email: [email protected] 

Past events: 
2021 Silicon Valley World AIDS Day Website
Santa Clara County Commemorates World AIDS Day 2021 
 

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