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Today Is World AIDS Day

December 1, 2011

Facing AIDS
 
Facing AIDS
 
Facing AIDS

Thirty years into the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, we commemorate the work we've done, the people we've lost, the successes and the challenges ahead of us as we continue to fight HIV and its affects on our communities and our world.

This year's theme, Getting to Zero, is important because we'll never wipe out the epidemic if we don't stop its transmission from person to person. Prevention is key to ending this disease, but it's also only half the picture.

A few quick statistics:

Iris House has a number of testing and outreach events this week, a list is below. For a list of citywide commemorations, check out the Gay City News article.


Iris House Testing Events

World AIDS Day Testing Days

Members of the Iris House community -- staff members and volunteers -- will be offering free HIV testing at the following locations and times:

December 1

December 2 (Both Harlem Sites, 10am - 4pm)

December 3

December 6

December 8




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