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World AIDS Day 2015 Events


December 1

Before you start experiencing all of the World AIDS Day events around campus, students should pick up a World AIDS Day Passport on a condom rose or dental dam lily at the World AIDS Day tables on library walk in front of Student Health Services. Passports can be stamped at various World AIDS Day events throughout the day. Completed Passports can be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a 16GB iPad Air! #ucsdAIDS15

Price Center Ballroom East

12pm-9pm AIDS Memorial Quilt
UC San Diego showcases sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The sections on display emerged from San Diego organizations and individuals as they have responded to the AIDS crisis. Live music presented throughout the day.
12pm-9pm Radiant Presence
A digital slideshow with images from the Visual AIDS' Artist+ Registry, the largest database of works by artists with HIV/AIDS.
12:30pm-2pm PrEP Talk with Dr. Kadakia
Aphysician from Owen Clinic, UC San Diego's HIV specialty care clinic, talks about the new once-daily pill to help prevent HIV infections.
2pm-6pm Poster Presentation - John Muir College Room
Learn about current UC San Diego HIV/AIDS research by UCSD faculty and graduate students from throughout UC San Diego - Meet the researchers and ask questions!
Jaime Arredondo, PhD Candidate "Instructional video to promote harm reduction knowledge among Tijuana police"
Jill Blumenthal, MD "Implementation of screening for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and syphilis in an Ethiopian prison"
Julie Bergmann, PhD Candidate "Vertical Transmission of HIV in Uganda: Maternal Influences on Infant Infection"
Jose Luis Burgos, MD "Cost savings from the use of video-cellular technology for directly observed therapy for tuberculosis in the Tijuana and San Diego border region"
Kimberly Brouwer, PhD "HIV risk behaviors among homeless and unstably housed female sex workers at the U.S./Mexico border"
Jose Chavez, MPH "Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of HIV in Tijuana, Mexico"
Cecilia Marcondes, PhD "Increased toll-like receptor signaling pathways characterize CD8+ cells in rapidly progressive SIV infection"
Engineering World Health, "VIRA: A low-cost HIV viral load quantification system"
Kristian Salas, MPH "HIV prevalence and HIV sex risk behaviors among transgender women in Tijuana"
Lianne Urada, PhD "Structural and behavioral risk factors associated with HIV care acquisition, ART uptrake, and viral load suppression among People Living with HIV (PLWH) in seven U.S. communities"
7pm-8pm Youth Living with HIV
Hear first-hand stories from a panel of young adults who are living with HIV. Following the panel discussion will be an opportunity for those who have been affected to share their stories on an open mic. Located in the John Muir College Room.

Farmer's Market (between Center Hall and Myers)

9am-4pm HIV Testing
Family Health Centers of San Diego provides free, anonymous HIV testing to faculty, staff, and students.

Library Walk

11am-2:30pm Information Tables
Learn about HIV/AIDS through interactive displays and activities that explore the history of HIV/AIDS, its prevalence, and misconceptions. Provided by the Student Health Advocates.
11am-2:30pm HIV/AIDS Milestones
Learn how far we've come in the fight against HIV/AIDS through an informational display in the grassy area adjacent to Library Walk.

Triton Steps

11:30am-2:30pm Dance Performance
Join Theatre and Dance Professor Eric Geiger for a special dance program created to honor World AIDS Day and the impact of HIV/AIDS. Professor Geiger will be performing a three hour, durational work titled to be of service: fairies and royalty. Feel free to stop by for as long as you like, two or three minutes, or maybe the full three hours.

Campus Community Centers

Throughout the day, various Campus Community Centers will host informational presentations on a diversity of issues: Light refreshments will be provided
10am-11am HIV/AIDS in the Latin@ Community
Raza Resource Centro
This session will be conducted in Spanish
As a cross-border region, San Diego's HIV/AIDS epidemic is different than what is seen nationally and globally. Learn how Latin@s are affected by HIV/AIDS.
11am-12pm HIV/AIDS in the Black Community
Black Resource Center
The Black community in the U.S. continues to be the race/ethnicity group most impacted by HIV/AIDS. Learn more about the factors impacting this community and steps for prevention and education.
2pm-3pm Transgender Youth & HIV/AIDS
LGBT Resource Center
One of the populations most impacted by HIV/AIDS are transgender youth. Learn the latest statistics and just how disproportionately affected they are.
3pm-4pm HIV/AIDS & Women
Women's Center
Learn more about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and the role that gender plays in prevention efforts.
4pm-5pm Asian/Pacific Islanders & HIV/AIDS
Cross-Cultural Center
Even though Asians/Pacific Islanders are not as impacted by HIV/AIDS as other communities of color, this community has low HIV testing rates. Learn how the API community is affected.

The Zone

November 17, 2015 12pm-1pm Personal Art Projects

The zone at UC San Diego will offer materials for personal art projects in reflection of World AIDS Day, including opportunities to create a name bracelet in rememberance of someone who has died of AIDS or is living with HIV/AIDS; and to help "build" a red ribbon with words of support or reflection.