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World AIDS Day 2014 Events


December 1

Before you start experiencing all of the World AIDS Day events around campus, be sure to pick up your World AIDS Day Passport on a condom rose or dental dam lily at Price Center Ballroom East or 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 change to win a 16GB iPad Air!

Price Center Ballroom East

9am-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.
9am-9pm Candlelight Meditation & Reflection Space
A quiet space in the John muir College room, adjacent to the AIDS Memorial Quilt display, to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS.
9am-9pm arcHIVe project Art Display
Reflect on the history of HIV/AIDS through the arcHIVe project's collection of artwork created by and featuring men and women infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
9am-10am Pianist Risa Rene
Live piano performance to accompany AIDS Memorial Quilt and arcHIVe project displays.
6pm-7pm Classical Performance
Join Professor Milton Saier and family for an hour of classical music in honor and memory of Dr. Scott Towne (May 27, 1962- May 12, 1993). The performance features a program of solo, duo, and trio selections from classical greats.
7pm 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.
8pm The Beat @ UCSD
Join UC San Diego's co-ed acapella vocal ensemble for live music to close out the AIDS Memorial Quilt Display.

Library Walk

9am-3pm HIV Testing
Family Health Centers of San Diego provides free, anonymous HIV testing to faculty, staff, and students.
11am-3pm 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-3pm 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 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 "I'm With you" and "Something is Happening".

Campus Community Centers

Throughout the day, various Campus Community Centers will host informational presentations on a diversity of issues:
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 & Women
Women's Center
Learn more about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and the role that gender plays in prevention efforts.
12pm-1pm Transgender Youth & HIV/AIDS
LGBT Resource Center
One of the populations most impacted by HIV/AIDS are transgender youth. Learn trhe latest statistics and just how disproportionately affected they are.
1pm-2pm 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 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.
3pm-4pm PrEP Talk with Dr. Kadakia
Cross-Cultural Center
A physician from Owen Clinic, UC San Diego's HIV specialty care clinic, talks about the new once-daily pill to help prevent HIV infections.
4pm-5pm HIV/AIDS among Southwest Asians & North Africans
Cross-Cultural Center
Learn about some of the unique challenges facing the SWANA community and how it confronts HIV/AIDS.

Great Hall, International House, ERC

7pm Global Forum Panel Discussion on HIV and AIDS

More than 1.1 million are living HIV Positive in America today. 1 in 6 of them don't know they are infected. The Global Forum at I-House is honored to be taking part in World AIDS Day this year by sponsoring a panel discussion about HIV/AIDS in the world today. Dr. Lianne Urada and Dr. Elizabeth Reed from UC San Diego's Global Public Health initiative and Heather Arculeo, a peer navigator from the local organization Christie's Place, will discuss what UC San Diego is doing to research and combat HIV/AIDS and to give us a perspective on the human costs of HIV/AIDS.