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World AIDS Day 2017

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World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.


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  • The 8th Annual International Conference on Stigma
    November 17, 2017
    Howard University Blackburn Center

    Stigma, when associated with HIV, another medical condition, mental illness or disability, prevents a person from seeking evaluation and treatment, disclosing the diagnosis to those most likely to provide support, and following treatment guidelines. Health related stigma destroys human dignity.  5.5 Social Work CEUs available

  • After Louie: Movie Screening
    Friday, December 1
    7 pm - 10 pm
    Human Rights Campaign
    1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW

    Starring Tony Award Winning Actor Alan Cumming and critically acclaimed award winning actor Wilson Cruz. Directed by Vincent Gagliostro. 
    Hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis of the Ask Rayceen Show.Day With(out) Art 2017: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

  • A Day With(out) Art: Alternate Endings, Radical Beginings 
    December 1
    6:30 pm
    Studio House at Walbridge
    3229 Walbridge Place, NW
    Potluck with All Souls Church Unitarian's Young Souls, screening to follow. Co-presented by Peter Stebbins, DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Program (DC PFAP) Medical Advisory Board Member.

  • A Passion for Living: A Clebratory Night of Giving
    Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.
    UDC Student Center Ballroom
    4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

    A Passion for Living: A Celebratory Night of Giving is the annual signature fundraising event for Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU). Over the years, this event has raised significant funding to support our work to address the impact of HIV/AIDS among Black gay and bisexual men in the Greater Washington Metropolitan/ DMV area. Funds raised through this special event help ensure our ability to engage, educate, conduct testing, and facilitate treatment and care for those most grossly affected by this epidemic

  • HIV Criminalization and the Opioid Crisis
    Thursday, November 30
    12 pm - 1:30 pm
    Georgetown University Law Center
    600 New Jersey Ave., NW

    Please join us for a brown bag lunch presentation in recognition of World AIDS Day on HIV criminalization, the opioid crisis, and their interrelationship in the United States.

  • Shades of Blue Fashion Show
    The Women's Collective
    Thursday, November 30
    6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Busboys and Poets
    1025 5th Street, NW

    Art and Fashion Show and PrEP and PEP discussion 

  • World AIDS Day Community Gathering
    Whitman-Walker Health
    Friday, December 1, 2017
    Demonstration Hall at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
    2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE

    Join Whitman-Walker Health for a morning program commemorating World AIDS Day, including light breakfast, reflection, art-making and storytelling, as we honor those we lost to the AIDS epidemic and reflect on the progress made in HIV care, treatment and prevention. All are welcome; event is free. R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center is located on the campus of St. Elizabeth’s East. Gate 3 on MLK Ave. Free parking is available, or take Metro to Congress Heights.

    For more information, please contact Josh Riley – [email protected].

  • AHF World AIDS Day Artist Showcase
    Presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
    Friday, December 1
    Atlas Performing Arts Center
    1333 H Street, NE
    6 pm - 7 pm

  • World AIDS Day Red Carnation Affair
    Friday, December 1
    Serve DC
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Frank D. Reeves Center
    2000 14th Street, NW

    Free Food and beverages. Find out what you can do to combat HIV!

  • World AIDS Day Glow Paint Party
    Friday, December 1
    9 pm - 12 am
    Studiio 52
    1508 Okie Street, NE

    Impulse DC is celebrating World AIDS Day in a fun and innovative way! Join us on Friday December 1st at Studio 52 (1508 Okie St NE, Washington, DC) from 9PM – 12AM for a “Glow Paint Party!”

    Come out and enjoy complimentary entry, open bar, and amazing deserts as you will be invited to add your own art in special glow paint to either a canvas or our live male and female models!

    This will be an event that will be talked about for a while, you do NOT want to miss this! Only a limited amount of tickets are available for this event. Don’t risk missing it, RSVP NOW!

    21 + only please (LGBT Event)

  • World AIDS Day Map-a-thon
    OpenGov Hub
    Thursday, November 30
    1110 Vermont Ave., NW #500
    4 pm - 8 pm

    Please join us to help map undermapped areas in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Côte d'Ivoire in support of World AIDS Day. For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to change the very course of a pandemic by controlling it without a vaccine or a cure. The U.S. government, through PEPFAR, has helped not only save and improve millions of lives, but also transformed the global HIV/AIDS response


  • World AIDS Day - Community Day
    Henry Wise Wellness Center
    Bowie State University
    14000 Jericho Park Road

    FREE and Open to the Public. FREE Confidentiality HIV/AIDS testing. Door Prizes! Giveaways!! $100.00 Poster Board Competition

  • An Evening of Awareness and Education
    Friday, December 1
    Bowie, MD
    240-394-TEA7 for more information 
    New Beginnings Community Church and Love A.M.E. Church. 
    There will be health professionals speaking, a two act play addressing HIV/AIDS ("Things Aren't Always As They Seem") a panel discussion and refreshments. Taking Effectve Action, Inc. in partnership with


  • World AIDS Day Reception
    Alexandria Health Department 
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    World AIDS Day HIV/AIDS Service Awards & Recognition Reception. Featured Honoree: Khadijah Abdullah, Executive Director of RAHMA (Reaching All HIV+ Muslims in America) and other members of the community providing outstanding service and leadership in the areas of HIV awareness and education. Co-sponsored by: Unique Definition, AGLA, Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS and Northern Virginia HIV Prevention & Education Committee. For more information please contact Nechelle Terrell at [email protected]. Event is FREE and open to the public.
  • 2017 Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit (RHAPPS)
    November 30
    8 am - 8 pm
    The Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS plans to host the Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit (RHAPPS) during calendar year 2017. The purpose of RHAPPS is to convene policy experts (legislative advocacy), community-based organizations, health practitioners, advocacy organizations, health department staff, government officials, faith leaders, faith-based organizations, HIV networks, and other key individuals that work within the HIV/AIDS field. RHAPPS will give the opportunity to establish best practices and lessons learned within HIV/AIDS advocacy, care, prevention, and support and treatment areas with different interlocutors. This pan-regional convening will include members from the communities of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. This will be the first of its kind to bring together various interlocutors working within the domestic response combating HIV/AIDS.