World AIDS Day is December 1st
The first cases of what would later become known to the world as AIDS were reported in the U.S. in June of 1981. Over 10% of all new AIDS cases in the US occur in people over the age of 50. The misconception that older adults do not have sex or use drugs leads to lack of HIV testing and underreporting of HIV cases in older adults, making them an invisible at-risk population.
Through partnerships, education and prevention programs, the aging network can make a difference in the health and wellbeing of older persons living with HIV/AIDS. Please follow this link to learn more
, including a variety of resources and more information on the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS.
The below events were shared by the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition (CARC). CARC is the statewide umbrella agency supporting HIV/AIDS service providers throughout Connecticut.
World AIDS Day Events in Connecticut:
New Haven Mayor's Task Force on AIDS
Together We Are Greater Than AIDS
Friday, November 30, 2012, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
United Church on the Green, Corner of Elm and Temple Streets, New Haven
Yale School of Medicine/Yale School of Nursing
2nd Annual Clinical Intersection of HIV/AIDS: A Practical Discussion of Connecticut's Course Mandates
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education, 300 Cedar St., New Haven
Liberty Community Services
A celebration to commemorate the lives of those we have lost and celebrate the lives of the living.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Golden Center, 268 Park St., New Haven
Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition
Hartford's 2012 World AIDS Day
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Connections, 1229 Albany Ave., 3rd Floor, Hartford
World AIDS Day at Koji
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Koji, 17 Asylum St., Hartford
Latino Community Services in collaboration with HYHIL
World AIDS Day
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Capital Community College, 950 Main St., Hartford
HIV screenings/HIV testing and educational materials.
15th Annual World AIDS Day Interfaith Service 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Rd., Stamford
Community Health & Wellness Center
Getting to Zero
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CHWC Torrington, 469 Migeon Ave., Torrington, Winsted Satellite, 115 Spencer St., Winsted
New Britain Mayor's Advisory Committee on AIDS (MAC)
World AIDS Day 2012: Past... Present... and Yet to Be...
Friday, November 30, 2012, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain
Alliance for Living, Connecticut College & Planned Parenthood
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Connecticut College, Blaustein Room 210
The Greater Danbury Ryan White Care Consortium
World AIDS Day Breakfast
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury
Greater Bridgeport HIV/AIDS Care Consortium
Friday, November 30, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
University of Bridgeport Student Center, 126 Park Ave., Bridgeport