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World AIDS Day Testing and Awareness

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World AIDS Day is on December 1st each year. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to…

  • unite in the fight against HIV
  • show support for people living with HIV, and
  • commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Room 3206 A/B: Free HIV Testing from SHAC

Free HIV Testing Services: 10am- 3pm

HIV Testing at this event is an oral swab provided by SHAC (Student Health Action Coalition)’s HIV program. Results available in 20 minutes.

SHAC (Student Health Action Coalition)’s HIV program provides HIV and other sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing upon request to anyone over 14 years of age. SHAC provides free health care and services to underserved populations while engaging UNC Health Science students in interdisciplinary service-learning activities.

For more info, email Laura Kincer, laura_kincer@med.unc.edu.

West Lounge (1st Floor near Alpine Bagels): HIV and Sexual Health Games and Activities

  • HIV Trivia Wheel : 10am- 2pm
  • S.HA.R.E. Matching Game:  11am-12pm
  • Condom Card Line Up: 12pm-1pm
  • Emoji Game Challenge: 1pm-2pm

About World AIDS Day

Show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide, check your status, and learn about current prevention/treatment options.

Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment. There are laws to protect people living with HIV. We understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, in the US there are around 37,600 new infections a year! People do not often know the facts about how to protect themselves and others. Stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

(Sources: https://www.worldaidsday.org/about/; https://www.avert.org/)

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