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World AIDS Day 2009

World AIDS Day 2009 Events

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This is just a partial list of the many World AIDS Day activities around the world and across the United States. Check with your local HIV/AIDS organization for additional events. Click here for a list of international HIV/AIDS organizations. Click here for a list of U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations.

U.S. World AIDS Day Event Listings | International World AIDS Day Events


U.S. World AIDS Day Event Listings

Across the Country

  • FACE AIDS: Student World AIDS Day Events
    Events to raise awareness of HIV are being held at campuses across the country.
  • Next Aid: World AIDS Day Events
    Join a dance party in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, Omaha, Phoenix, San Francisco, Syracuse and Washington D.C. to raise money for African children orphaned by AIDS.
  • LIFEbeat's Annual Bid2BeatAIDS eBay Auction (begins Dec. 1)
    This huge annual entertainment memorabilia auction kicks off at noon Eastern Time on Dec. 1. Proceeds go to LIFEbeat -- The Music Industry Fights AIDS. The first four Bid2BeatAIDS auctions raised over $300,000. More than 600 items have already been received for this year's auction -- and new signed celebrity items are coming in every day!
  • World AIDS Day Bike Ride (Nov. 29, 2009)
    Join us in your hometown for a short 29-mile ride on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 8 a.m. as cyclists from all over the world ride in unity to fight for a cure to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In addition to the state-by-state list below, you can find additional U.S. World AIDS Day events here.



  • Arizona Department of Health Services Presents "Arizona Remembers ..." (Phoenix, Dec. 1)
    Come to Grace Lutheran Church (1124 North 3rd Street) to remember and honor the names of our friends and family members. Anyone in the community is invited to create a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. All panels brought to the event will be sent in to the NAMES Project, where they will become part of this national treasure.
  • Yuma World AIDS Day 2009
    Arizona Western College 3C Facility.



  • New HIV/AIDS Stage Play Monsters Anonymous at Trinity-on-Main (New Britain, Dec. 1)
    This play chronicles the lives of several young adults about to embark on the challenges and pressures of having unprotected sex. The story deals with stigma and how we as a society place our misconceptions on other people. Performance at 6 p.m., vigil and balloon release at 8 p.m. This event is free. Click here for ticketing and booking information. The play will also come to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 18.



  • World AIDS Day Interfaith Prayer Breakfast (Atlanta, Dec. 1)
    Join the AIDS Alliance for Faith and Health at a World AIDS Day prayer breakfast at St. Philip AME Church (240 Candler Road (at Memorial Dr.), Atlanta, GA 30317) from 8 to 10 a.m. Program includes speakers, music and an awards presentation. Admission is $25. After November 25th, people are encouraged to purchase tickets at the event.


  • World AIDS Day Events on Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Maui Islands (Nov. 18 - Dec. 7)
    You're invited to a participate in a variety of events throughout Hawaii, including a "Living Positive in Hawaii " photo exhibit, concerts, a display of the AIDS memorial quilt and a state-wide contest for middle- and high-school students.


  • Screening of Hope's Voice Campaign's "Does HIV Look Like Me?" Videos (Pocatello, Dec. 1)
    The HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Council will present an event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (309 Garfield Ave., Pocatello). The evening will include screenings of personal videos created by young adults living with HIV.




  • World AIDS Day Walk (Lafayette, Nov. 28)
    Following the walk, stick around for a community health fair featuring food and entertainment.
  • HIV Awareness Music Project (HAMP) Presents: HAMP Fest 2009 (New Orleans, Dec. 1)
    Join Trombone Shorty, Soul Rebels, 5th Ward Weebie and others at The Howlin' Wolf (907 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130) on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. for an evening of music to raise money for New Orleans-area HIV/AIDS organizations. Buy tickets at


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  • World AIDS Day Luncheon 2009: Stronger Together (Seattle, Dec. 1)
    Several Seattle area groups have collaborated to host their sixth annual World AIDS Day luncheon at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, featuring music, performances and talks from seasoned AIDS activists. Registration is required, but the event is free and open to the public.

International World AIDS Day Events



  • Canadian World AIDS Day Events
  • World AIDS Day Religious Services in Ontario (Waterloo area, Ontario, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1)
    At least nine churches in the Waterloo region will observe World AIDS Day with cross-denominational events on or around Dec. 1. Some services will blend Christian liturgy with elements of other spiritual traditions; others will feature firsthand accounts of HIV/AIDS work in resource-limited areas around the world. A special liturgy for use in World AIDS Day services is also available at


South Africa

You can find more South African World AIDS Day events here.

United Kingdom

You can find more British World AIDS Day events here.