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World AIDS Day 2010 Events

November 15, 2010

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This is just a partial list of the many World AIDS Day activities that occur around the world. 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.


Activities in Multiple Locations

World AIDS Day With the Take a Number Campaign
Take it to the streets this World AIDS Day! Find an event in your area, or plan one, to pressure your elected officials to keep global HIV/AIDS funding promises.
From, a project of Health GAP

Wear a Red Ribbon and Raise Awareness
December 1
The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. You can easily make your own using ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin!

Go Barefoot for Human Rights: Lose Your Shoes This Human Rights Day
December 10, Noon
At noon local time, take off your shoes, step out onto the street and walk around the block to declare your solidarity.

Free Download of "The Power To Be Strong" HIV Testing/Safer Sex Awareness Anthem for World AIDS Day 2010 and Beyond!
October 29 - December 31

Attention Singers! Here are the music and lyrics for you to perform "The Power To Be Strong" HIV Testing/Safer Sex Awareness Anthem
November 9 - December 31
Singers from around the world are invited to perform "The Power To Be Strong" HIV Testing/Safer Sex Awareness Anthem.

Calling Upon ALL TV AND RADIO STATIONS WORLDWIDE to Broadcast "The Power To Be Strong" HIV Testing/Safer Sex Awareness Anthem
November 9 - December 31

Watch a Free HIV Documentary Online -- Out of Control: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America
The first national network television documentary to examine how and why AIDS has become overwhelmingly a Black epidemic -- not in Africa or the third world, but right here in the United States.

Watch a Free HIV Documentary Online -- India's Hidden Plague
Hollywood superstar Ashley Judd is on a mission. Far from her glamorous life in Hollywood, she is on a journey to Mumbai, India, in her role as Global Ambassador for Youth AIDS and Population Services International (PSI) Board Member.

Watch a Free HIV Documentary Online -- We Will Not Die Like Dogs
Profiles of people infected and affected by the epidemic from Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Zambia.

Watch a Free HIV Documentary Online -- Alicia in Africa
During the spring of 2006, Alicia Keys embarked on a journey to Africa that changed her life forever. During her month-long trip, Alicia witnessed countless stories of people infected with HIV, who despite the odds, were overcoming personal hardships with astonishing bravery.


U.S. World AIDS Day Events


Lights for Rights/World AIDS Day Event (Mobile)
December 1, 5:30 p.m. - December 2
The lightning of the RSA Tower and the Renaissance Hotel with Red Lights in recognition of World AIDS Day and the Lights for Rights Campaign. There will also be a program held at the Mobile City/County Building, with numerous singing groups, jazz band, and speakers, along with a Consumer Panel. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Shannon Tyler, an HIV Specialist Doctor from the University of South Alabama Hospital Systems.

A Social Theater: Before It Hits Home, by Cheryl West
December 1, 6 p.m.
Presented by Montgomery AIDS Outreach. At RSA Activity Center. Tickets $25. Contact Marxavian Jones at 334-280-3349 or for more information.


2010 World AIDS Day Interfaith Celebration of Life (Phoenix)
December 1, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

World AIDS Day Celebration and Time of Remembrance (Phoenix) December 1, 6 p.m. At Grace Lutheran Church; 6 p.m. gathering and entertainment, 7 p.m. interfaith celebration and memorial.

Yuma World AIDS Day 2010 (Yuma)
December 1, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Featuring distinguished speakers and a host of local groups. Free confidential HIV testing at the event.


"Sex in an Epidemic" Film Screening and Panel Discussion Sponsored by WORLD (Oakland)
December 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
A pioneering documentary looking at the impact on the most affected communities in the U.S. Panelists will focus on Oakland and the East Bay by bringing in different perspectives on the intersecting issues that affect the local epidemic. Contact or check at for updated information.

A NextAid Event Sponsored by OM Records & supperclub (Los Angeles)
November 27, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

We & The Music: A NextAid Event Sponsored by Fatsouls Records (San Francisco)
December 3, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
At 222 Hyde. $10 cover.

A NextAid Event Sponsored by Afro Funké (Santa Monica)
December 2
At Zanzibar; featuring DJs Wiseracre (The Lift) & Nnamdi Moweta (KPFK); Resident DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red; Host Rocky Dawuni

A NextAid Event Sponsored by 8:39 Productions (San Diego)
December 3
At Club Spin.

Greater Than AIDS' A Decade of Heroes in the Struggle (Los Angeles)
December 1
The Magic Johnson Foundation and the Black AIDS Institute will honor former President Bill Clinton and others at this annual reception, silent auction and awards ceremony at the Avalon Hollywood. Purchase tickets at the above link.

World AIDS Day at the National AIDS Memorial Grove (San Francisco)
December 1, noon sharp.
In the Meadow at Golden Gate Park.

Hollywood Remembers Presents: An Evening of Music and Lives Celebrated (Hollywood)
December 1, 7 p.m.
Watch a teaser trailer and purchase tickets at the above link.

World AIDS Day Eucharist: Remeberance & Healing @ Grace Cathedral (San Francisco)
December 1, 12:10 p.m.

Oakland Community & Leaders Recognize World AIDS Day 2010 (Oakland)
December 1, 4 - 8 p.m.
Gather and enjoy local performing artists such as the popular teen musicians "POPLYFE." A good old fashion community BBQ will take place and vast information on health and healthy living will be offered.

Whittier World AIDS Day 2010 (Whittier)
December 1, 5 - 9 p.m.
HIV/AIDS Art Show, Music, Free HIV Testing, Free Food.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (Eureka)
December 1 , 6 p.m. & December 4, 6:30 p.m.

AIDS Awareness Program (Los Angeles)
November 23, Noon
Featuring speaker and blogger Thomas DeLorenzo. At Student Union Plaza on the UCLA campus. Open to all students and the general public.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and March (Guerneville)
November 30
At The Sonoma Nesting Co. Emcees will be from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Special guest performance by the River of Praise Gospel Choir of the Metropolitan Church. Followed by a march to the Rainbow Cattle Co. for food and a raffle drawing benefiting the AIDS Nutrient Bank at Food for Thought in Forestville. Bring a friend; candles will be provided. Presented by Peers for Positive Change, a grassroots organization of people living with HIV in Sonoma County.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Display (Guerneville)
December 4 - 5
At the Veterans Hall. Presented by Peers for Positive Change, a grassroots organization of people living with HIV in Sonoma County.

World AIDS Day Events at UCSF and Beyond (San Francisco)
November 30 - December 1
An assortment of research-related events and discussions with distinguished researchers on intriguing topics -- including the morning lecture, "The Future of HIV Therapy." Also features a listing of community events including a screening of the documentary film The Other City.

"Global Village" Display at the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church (Grand Terrace)
November 30 - December 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Featuring dwellings from different regions in the world that are heavily affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as a living nativity scene. Education and participation opportunities will be provided.


World AIDS Day Concert (Boulder)
December 1, 7 - 9 p.m.

Dance 4 A Cure Fundraiser (Denver)
December 1 - December 2

Inaugural Rocky Mountain CARES World AIDS Day Gala (Denver)
December 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
At the Museum of Contemporary Art. Learn more about Rocky Mountain CARES and help launch our campaign to open an in-house pharmacy. To purchase tickets online, click the link above and specify "Gala Tickets" in the "Comment" box on the form. RSVP by November 19 to Robert at

Oneness Revealed: World AIDS Day and Interfaith Service (Lakewood)
December 1, 7 p.m.
View the AIDS memorial quilt panels on display in the Mile Hi Church Community Center, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., along with tables of resources from community-based organizations from 6 - 9 p.m.


Key West Lights for Rights March to AIDS Memorial (Key West)
December 1, 5 - 7 p.m.

Broward House's 3rd Annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil & Rally (Wilton Manors)
December 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Step off: Richardson Park; end point: Shoppes of Wilton Manors Parking Lot

"Through the Eyes of Love," a World AIDS Day Art Exhibition (Miami Beach)
December 1 - 4
Submission deadline for artists wishing to show in this juried exhibition is Friday, November 18.

World AIDS Day Memorial and Celebration (Orlando)
December 1, 4 - 8:30 p.m.
At Joy MCC Church.

World AIDS Day Motorcycle Rally (Orlando)
December 4, 11:30 a.m.
At Dr. James R. Smith Community Center. Featuring a presentiation by grassroots group Sistas Organizing to Survive. Event is free. For more information, telephone 407-858-1400, ext. 1146.


SAVE Georgia's ADAP Press Conference and Rally (Atlanta)
December 1, 1 p.m.
Did you know that over 700 individuals living with HIV don't have access to lifesaving medications? Join us as we rally to save lives! At the Georgia State Capitol, inside North wing.

AIDS Alliance for Faith and Health's Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast (Atlanta)
December 1, 8 a.m.
Hosted by Ahavath Achim Synagogue; featuring international speakers. Purchase tickets at the above link.


World AIDS Day Events on Hawai'i, Oahu, Kauai and Maui Islands
November and December
You're invited to participate in a variety of events throughout Hawai'i.


Art Therapy Exhibition (Chicago)
November 19, 2010 - January 4, 2011
BEHIV's Art Therapy program does amazing work for people struggling with the emotional stress of an HIV+ diagnosis and we are very proud of the support we have received in showcasing work by our Art Therapy clients and supportive members of the community.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) Present WORLD AIDS DAY 2010 (Chicago)
December 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
At The Chicago School. Panel discussion and candlelight vigil.

Open Door Clinic World AIDS Day Events (Elgin)
November 9 - December 1
Shows, fundraisers, quilt displays and a breakfast throughout the month.

World AIDS Day Drag Show (Joliet)
December 1, 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. The event will benefit various organizations in Will County who specialize in HIV/AIDS research, education and prevention.

BEHIND THE RED CURTAINS: Monologues on HIV (Chicago)
December 3, 6 p.m.
21 and over! Free and open to everyone! (Suggested online donation is $10) Complimentary hors d'oeuvres / cash bar.


St. John United Church of Christ World AIDS Day Prayer Service (Bellevue) December 1, 7:30 p.m. Free HIV testing from 4 - 7 p.m. before the service. A reception hosted by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance Ministry of St. John will follow the service.


World AIDS Day with Planned Parenthood (Baltimore)
December 1, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Film Screening - The Universe of Keith Haring. Tickets - $6 in Advance & for Students with ID/$8 Door (cash only)

Baltimore World AIDS Day (Baltimore)
December 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for Remembrance, Speakers, Dancing, Singing & Poetry. Following the program join us at The Walters Art Museum for a reception & exhibition of a mosaic mural created by members of the greater Baltimore community who are living with HIV or AIDS.

A NextAid Event Sponsored by Deep Sugar (Baltimore)
December 11, 11 p.m. - sunrise
At Paradox. Featuring Frankie Knuckles -- "The Godfather of House Music." $12 advance tickets, $15 til midnight / $20 general. Available at

With Dignity and Love: Remembering World AIDS Day 2010 (Catonsville)
November 28 - December 4
Come view panels of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt and other educational materials at the Immanuel United Church of Christ. Free and open to the public. Baltimore County Health Department will be at the viewing on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2 - 6 p.m. to offer free HIV testing in private rooms.


Massachusetts World AIDS Day
December 1
Participate in events throughout Massachusetts; collected by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

World AIDS Day 2010 Vigil & Concert; Celebrate Life, Hope and Commitment (Worcester)
December 1, 4 - 6 p.m.

World AIDS Day 2010 Youth Event (Lynn)
December 1, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Lynn City Hall Stairs for the first ever "Human Ribbon" to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community.

World AIDS Day Gathering and Open Mic (Springfield)
December 1, 6 p.m.; candlelight vigil at 7:45 p.m.
AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts presents a celebration of life and remembrance. At Judd Hall, Springfield College. For more Information please contact 413-301-0955 or


A NextAid Event Sponsored by Radio Skool (Detroit)
December 4, 9 p.m. - late
At TV Bar. $15 cover.

Displays of the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt and Stitches: A Doll Project (Detroit and Novi)
December 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by St. John Providence Community Health?s Ryan White Program. Displays at two locations: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Van Elslander Pavilion Lobby (Detroit -- services in facility chapel starting at 12:15 p.m.); and St. John Providence Park Hospital, Main Entrance Lobby (Novi -- services in facility chapel starting at 12:30 p.m.)

CARES Celebrates 25 Years of Service: Benefit Performance of Wicked (Kalamazoo)
December 1, 5:30 p.m.
Attend a reception at Richmond Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Western Michigan University, then take in that evening's performance of at Miller Auditorium. After the performance, cast members will collect donations for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and 50 percent of the donations will go to CARES.


30 Years and Counting: A 30 Hour AIDS Vigil (Duluth)
November 30, 6 p.m. - December 1, 10 p.m.

World AIDS Day Memorial Service (Alexandria)
December 1, 5:30 p.m.

World AIDS Day Memorial Service (Bemidji)
December 1, 5:30 p.m.

Sarah Simmons Showcase (Minneapolis)
December 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
An open mike forum to discuss the HIV disparities that are occurring among African and African American women, with talent performances, HIV screening and refreshments throughout.

World AIDS Day Memorial Service (Mankato)
December 1, 7 p.m.

African World AIDS Day Event (AWAD) (Minneapolis)
December 4
African physicians, community leaders and survivors will provide educational presentations. Performers, exhibitors and culturally specific foods will also be a part of the observance.

Saturday Reproductive Health Appointments (St. Paul)
December 4, 11 and 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rapid HIV testing will be available with results back in 20 minutes. Other services available include STI and UTI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, pap smears, annual exams, birth control and emergency contraception.

HIV, Hepatitis & Chemical Health Fair (Minneapolis)
November 16 and December 21, 9 a.m. - Noon
Free HIV and hepatitis testing will be offered.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Display (Mankato)
November 29 - December 1

World AIDS Day Exhibit (St. Paul)
November 29 - December 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free posters, buttons, red ribbon labels, pens and key chains will be available in observance of World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day Display Case (Bemidji)
Month of December
A display case on behalf of World AIDS Day will be available for viewing.

World AIDS Day Display Table (Bemidji)
Month of December
A display table on behalf of World AIDS Day will be available for viewing.


World AIDS Day Interfaith Service (Kansas City)
December 1, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AIDS Project of the Ozarks Presents a World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (Springfield)
December 1, 5 - 6 p.m.
At Founder's Park. Music, dance, public speakers, AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels on display. Free to the public.


A NextAid Event Sponsored by loom (Omaha)
December 2, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
At Espana. $5 cover.

New Jersey

Annual World AIDS Day Celebration at Newark Symphony Hall (Newark)
December 1
Come to a free event at Newark Symphony Hall featuring speakers, free food and giveaways, HIV testing and other health screenings -- and special guest "Miss Melba Moore."

New York

Out of the Darkness (New York City)
December 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil, Time of Reflection and Reading of Names of Those We Have Lost to AIDS, World AIDS Day Gathering.

16th Annual "Reading of the Names" Vigil in City Hall Park (New York City)
December 1
A 24-hour event.

Brother, Brother! King for a Day: A World AIDS Day Event to Benefit LifeBEAT (New York City)
November 29, 8 p.m.
Featuring singing talent from New York and beyond -- including seasoned performer and blogger Sherri Lewis.

LIVING OUT LOUD: Men of Color Creating HIV Awareness Through Their Stories, Art and Activism (New York City)
November 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
This series will feature HIV-positive gay men of color -- including organizer, fierce cook and blogger Brandon Lacy Campos -- who use their art as form of expression and activism around issues of HIV/AIDS and sexuality. A panel discussion will follow the performance presentation. FREE Admission.

Urban Cabaret Presents DubAID -- A NextAid Event (New York City)
December 18
At LOVE Nightclub.

Fashion for Action VIP Shopping, Reception and Public Sample Sale
November 18 - 21
Featuring more than a million dollars in fashionable apparel and beauty merchandise at "charitable prices" of 50-70% off. Fashion for Action 2010 marks Housing Works' 20th year of providing lifesaving services to homeless and low income men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

Benson World AIDS Day Concert #20
December 1, 8 - 10 p.m.
The Benson AIDS Series has promoted the work of gifted composers, musicians and poets who are fighting HIV/AIDS, and preserved the creative legacy of those who have already died. At St. Mark's in the Bowery.

Center Events Commemorating World AIDS Day 2010
December 1 - 4
A collection of events at Manhattan's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

World AIDS Day Service at Marble Collegiate Church (New York City)
December 1, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
A free event of worship, free HIV testing by GMHC, and meditative songs written expressly for the day (including a poem from's Poetry Month feature put to music).

World AIDS Day by Queens HIV CARE Network & ACQC (Jamaica, Queens)
December 1, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
This free event includes presentation, two film screenings of Sex in an Epidemic at 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., and a World AIDS Day Ceremony (with candlelight vigil) at 3:30pm.

Harlem > AIDS World AIDS Day Conference
December 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
At Riverside Church. Iris House will conduct HIV Testing throughout the day and present several workshops on HIV. The first 100 people will receive a prize.

Iris House Clients Share Their Stories
December 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
At Iris House; 2348 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Clients will also present a handmade quilt and pay tribute to family and friends lost this year.

Outside New York City

New York State Department of Health Observes World AIDS Day 2010 (Albany)
November 29 - December 1
Featuring NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt panel displays, school-group activities and awards ceremonies.

Embrace Life - 10th Anniversary World AIDS Day Benefit Concert (Rochester)
December 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Raising funds for orphans affected by and afflicted with HIV/AIDS in South Africa at the Countrywide Uncedo Lwabantu Project and Health Services in Alexandra, South Africa.


A Red Ribbon Affair (Carson City)
December 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Carson City Health and Human Services along with Northern Nevada HOPES is proud to present the 1st Annual Red Ribbon Affair World AIDS Day Gala to promote awareness and generate support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

A World AIDS Day Event and Fundraiser Benefitting AFAN (Las Vegas)
December 1
LAVO Nightclub (inside the Palazzo Hotel and Casino) will be donating $2 per person who walks though the doors that night to AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada). All locals with a Nevada ID are free for this night as well. Open bar from 11pm ? 12am for anyone who wears red.

North Carolina

AIDS Quilt Display and Candlelight Interfaith Memorial Vigil (Asheville)
November 22 - December 3
See a weeklong display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Pack Place in downtown Asheville, gather HIV/AIDS information and participate in a candlelight memorial vigil.


Cleveland World AIDS Day Service (Cleveland)
December 1, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


World AIDS Day Events in and Around Portland (Portland area)
December 1 - 3
A listing of World AIDS Day performances, events and HIV/AIDS awareness activities in Portland and environs.


Under Pressure: UArts Alumni World AIDS Day Benefit Concert (Philadelphia)
December 1, 8 - 10:30 p.m.

BEBASHI'S 25th Anniversary Gala (Philadelphia)
December 1, 6 - 10 p.m.
Open bar, four-course dinner, award presentations and entertainment. RSVP by November 21.

South Carolina

New Life Productions Presents -- Edu-Theatre: Educating Minority Communities about HIV and Stigma (Columbia)
December 3 - December 4
Two theatrical staged readings promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness and the stigma associated with the disease for minority communities in South Carolina.


World AIDS Day Nashville (Nashville)
December 1, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
A special night of performances honoring those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee and around the World.


World AIDS Day Worship Service (Spring)
December 1, 7:30 p.m.

Bering Omega 2010 World AIDS Day Yoga-thon Fundraiser (Houston)
November 1 - November 30
Participating studios city-wide will donate proceeds from certain classes to Bering Omega or will be collecting donations throughout the month of November.

La Fe CARE Clinic Presents Free HIV Testing (El Paso)
December 1, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
At Bassett Place Premiere Cinemas. Free, confidential rapid HIV testing, awareness and education. Everyone who tests gets a free gift.


World AIDS Day at the Richmond School of Law (Richmond)
December 1, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
A free event on the Law Commons featuring speaker and blogger Thomas DeLorenzo. Sponsored by Equality Alliance, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Black Law Students Association, SPEAK, Public Interest Law Association and others.


Harborview Event: World AIDS Day 2010 (Seattle)
December 2, Noon - 3 p.m.
Come hear the music, savor the fellowship, further your knowledge and take part in the conversation.

World AIDS Day Luncheon 2010: Stronger Together (Seattle)
December 1
Several Seattle area groups have collaborated to host their seventh annual World AIDS Day luncheon featuring music, performances and talks from seasoned AIDS activists. Registration is required, but the event is free and open to the public.

BABES Network-YWCA and Others Present a Light for Rights World AIDS Day Celebration and Candlelight Vigil (Seattle)
December 1, 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion featuring advocates and people living with HIV -- including blogger Brooke Davidoff.

Washington, D.C.

Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS
November 30, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
A special night of poetry, reflection, art, fellowship, and remembrance in honor of World AIDS Day and those we've lost to HIV/AIDS.

Al Sura, Inc.'s 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Concert
December 4, 8 - 10 p.m.
At the Roadside Café. Proceeds benefit Inner Light and Damien Ministries. E-mail for more information.

International Conference on Stigma at Howard University
December 1, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
Who should attend: Infected, affected, healthcare workers, community leaders, HIV/AIDS advocates, students (medical, nursing, etc).

Fight HIV in DC World AIDS Week Open Mike Night
December 3, 8 p.m.
A night of poetry and spoken word at the DC Center. Sign up to perform between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Heinz-Welvista Solution: Improving Access to Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS During the ADAP Crisis
December 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (EST)
FREE virtual conference hosted by ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+).

Metro TeenAIDS Golden Ticket Party for Prevention
December 2nd, 5 p.m.
Through creative expression, young people are invited to come to K Street Lounge to tell the world just how they will end the epidemic in this city.

Teens Against the Spread of AIDS (TASA) Presents Catwalk for a Cure
November 30, 6 p.m.
At Children's National Medical Center's Main Atrium. FREE fashion show, music and more for youth 13-24.

For more youth-centered events in the D.C. area, check out RealTalkDC's World AIDS Week event listing.

World Ball Event @ Westminster Church by Waterfront Metro
December 4, 8 - 11 p.m.
Free food, prizes, DJ and HIV/STI testing! Youth ages 13-24 (ID required)

D.C. Fights Back World AIDS Day: HOME IS LIFE Rally for Housing
December 1, 10 a.m.
At Freedom Plaza. For more information, to partner, support, or RSVP, contact Keith Holder at 202-408-0305 or

Special Briefing on Capitol Hill: "Identifying HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Needs of Women of Color"
December 1, 10 - 11 a.m.
Breakfast and panel discussion. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council and the Women of Color Leadership Institute, in cooperation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), the National Women's AIDS Collective, and the U.S. Positive Women's Network.

The D.C. Guide to Honoring World AIDS Day
November 30 - December 4
A list by blogger Candace Y.A. Montague of events suitable for all types of supporters ranging from rallies to cocktails.


Overture Center for the Arts Presents Hidden in Plain Sight: The U.S. HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Madison)
December 2, 6 p.m.
A free event featuring a discussion with distinguished panelists. Artist reception for Living with HIV/AIDS: Perspectives Through the Lens photo exhibit to follow lecture.


International Events


World AIDS Day Events in New South Wales
Collected by Positive Life NSW.

Red Ribbon Day (New South Wales)
November 30 - December 1
Volunteer to sell red ribbons at work or on the street to commemorate World AIDS Day and support the gay health group AIDS Council of New South Wales.

The 2010 Sydney World AIDS Day Concert (Sydney)
November 22
An all-star tribute to Stephen Sondheim.


World AIDS Day Celebration (Buea, Cameroon)
December 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Canadian World AIDS Day Events
Featuring event listings and resources, general World AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS information, and Canadian HIV/AIDS statistics. Complied by Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE).

World AIDS Day Breakfast (Thunder Bay, ON)
December 1, 7 - 9 a.m.

World AIDS Day Breakfast (Toronto, Ontario)
December 1, 7 - 9 a.m.
Featuring speakers and host Suhana Meharchand, CBC News Today. E-mail for information and to purchase individual tickets or a table. Proceeds support Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Action Support Network's Women's Community Program and Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS.

Voices of Hope / Voix D'Espoir for World AIDS Day (Vancouver, BC)
November 30, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
These nationally coordinated concerts honour the lives that have been lost around the world and in Canada, and call for increased support and dignity for all people who experience ongoing stigma and discrimination because of their disease. Each concert will feature music and a candlelight ceremony.

Voices of Hope / Voix D'Espoir for World AIDS Day (Toronto, ON)
December 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
These nationally coordinated concerts honour the lives that have been lost around the world and in Canada, and call for increased support and dignity for all people who experience ongoing stigma and discrimination because of their disease. Each concert will feature music and a candlelight ceremony. Toronto's concert will also feature a photo exhibition of client work, and the tower of Metropolitan United will be illuminated with a red AIDS ribbon.

Voices of Hope / Voix D'Espoir for World AIDS Day (Montreal, QC)
December 4, 7 - 9 p.m.
These nationally coordinated concerts honour the lives that have been lost around the world and in Canada, and call for increased support and dignity for all people who experience ongoing stigma and discrimination because of their disease. Each concert will feature music and a candlelight ceremony.

The World AIDS Day Observance & Benefit Concert (St. Catharines, ON)
November 29, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Adult; $15 Senior/Student

Montreal CITYWIDE Community WORLD AIDS DAY Candlelight Vigil (Montreal, QC)
December 1, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Harm Reduction Awareness (Vernon, BC)
December 1, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (Guelph, Ontario)
December 1, 7 p.m.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (Owen Sound, Ontario)
December 1, 7 p.m.
Featuring music by Keira McArthur.


World AIDS Day Campaign Egypt 2010 (Cairo and 10 local governorates)
November 21 - December 15
This year's campaign will mark several activities including a full day of event on December 3rd at Gezirah youth centre, a celebrity bus tour to 19 universities in 4 governorates in Egypt, a press conference and TV and radio campaign.

Young People Together ... to Address the AIDS (Alexandria)
December 1
Youth sailing boat, Mural of children and young people, Concert and Blood donation.


Narinder Kumar Bassi, Community AIDS Educator, UNAIDS Civil Society Awardee (Bathinda and surrounding villages)
December 1, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Arinder Kumar Bassi, community AIDS educator, spreading awareness message through seminars under the programme, Know AIDS No AIDS.

Seminar For School Students on HIV Care, Counseling and Prevention and Seminar on Safe Blood Donation Prevents HIV/AIDS (Trivandrum, Kerala)
December 1, 8:30 a.m. - Noon

December 1, 7:01 - 7:30 p.m.

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Festival in Women Prison in Mashhad (Mashhad)
December 4, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
World AIDS Day commemoration in Mashhad prison with the aim to inform women and girls, including display and song program. AIDS Week Program is led by its prisoners with the prison and Health Center.


Fashion AIDS Awareness (Portlaoise)
December 1, 8 p.m. - Midnight
A spectacular fashion produced by Ireland's top fashion co-ordinator Greg Keenan. Tickets €20.00.


Debating for AIDS (Lagos)
December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The topic of the debate is "Condom Use Rather Than Abstinence Should Be Preached To Secondary School Students".

Mr (Lagos)
December 1 - December 2
Anti Aids Club (Yaba College of Technology) operates an integrated programme which combines health information and education with livelihood skills.

South Africa

World AIDS Campaign: Lusikisiki -- Two Days of Workshops Highlighting Issues Around SRHR, Cultural Practices, Gender Violence and the Spread of HIV (Lusikisiki)
November 26 - November 27

Light for Rights Event - Mining Sector (Westdriefontein Gold Mine Carletonville)
November 4, 8:27 a.m. - 8:27 p.m.

December 1, 7:30 p.m.


World AIDS Day Ecumenical Service (Geneva, CH)
December 1, 8:30 - 9
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is holding a special worship service for the 2010 World AIDS Day. It will focus on the importance of linking HIV and food issues as part of efforts to achieve Universal Access and human rights.

United Kingdom

Red and Black Soiree (London, GB)
November 26, 7 p.m. - late
Fundraising gathering with canapes, live acts, dancers, guest speakers and a special guest DJ appearance. The evening will also include an art auction, raffles, lucky dips and more.

UCL Lunch Hour Lecture: Can HIV treatment stop the AIDS epidemic? (London, GB)
November 30, 2:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Free Lunch Hour Lecture: Can HIV treatment stop the AIDS epidemic? Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis, with no need to book.

Commonwealth HIV & Human Rights Lecture (London, GB)
November 30, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

A Service for World AIDS Day (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
December 1, 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Red Party (Leicester)
December 1, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Come in your best red party wear to support World AIDS Day 2010.

Vigil (Jesmond)
December 1, 8 - 8:45 p.m.
A vigil to mark World AIDS day; a quiet service of relection including a time to respond culminating in a sharing of bread and wine. All welcome.

World AIDS Day Service (Rochester)
December 1, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
An evening of music, dance, personal stories and time to talk to others over refreshments afterwards.

Positive Arts Project Exhibition and World AIDS Day Event (Halifax)
December 2, 4 - 6 p.m.

Fancy a Quickie? (Maidenhead)
December 3, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Whether that's a quick pint, or maybe something more, be prepared and get a free condom, sexual health information and red ribbons at Bar Soko in Maidenhead.

AIDS Awareness (London, GB)
December 4, 1 - 8 p.m.
Our aim is for deaf and hearing impaired people to understand more about HIV and the facts concerning how it can be prevented.

Positive Arts Project Exhibition and World AIDS Day Event (Dewsbury)
December 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

World AIDS Mass (Soho, London)
December 5, 5 - 7 p.m.

Being Positive (Reading)
December 8, Noon - 4 p.m.
This is a conference style event being held in collaboration with the local authority. There is a guest speaker and presentations, also stands from local authority with regards to housing, benefits and many more.

World AIDS Day in the United Kingdom
November and December
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