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About World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day began globally on December 1, 1988, as a means to raise funds, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and promote education related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Since then the event has grown and is honored by governments, schools, businesses, and individuals around the world.

At UC San Diego, the goal of World AIDS Day programming is to provide a forum for reflection, education, and action. We hope to engage our community in an ongoing dialogue that encourages each individual to be educated and take action to stop AIDS. More information is available here.

We are pleased this year to have a wide variety of events planned for December 1, 2017. The full listing can be found on the Events page.

Special Thanks

World AIDS Day events are co-sponsored by a number of student organizations, departments and divisions at UC San Diego, including the LGBT Resource Center; Student Health Services; Student Health Advocates; OASIS; Art Power; Associated Students (AS); The Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the AIDS Research Institute; UC San Diego's Mother-Child-Adolescent HIV Program (MCAP); University Centers; Housing*Dining*Hospitality; Equal Opportunity Services; Women's Center, Black Resource Center, Raza Resource Centro, Cross-Cultural Center, Eleanor Roosevelt College; Students for Global Health Coalition; Health Promotion Services; the Council of Coordinators of Student Activities; and many committed individuals throughout the University community. Additional support comes from community oranizations, including the Family Health Centers of San Diego, The arcHIVe Project, Good Samaritans, and Lambda Archives.