Shattering Barriers: Unveiling Truths and Overcoming Stigma in the HIV Narrative webinar session
12PM – 1:15PM
In preparation for World Aids Day which will occur nationally on December 1, 2023, there will be a virtual event by the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. The event is free and open to the public.
Link to virtual webinar here.
DCHC World AIDS Day Pop-Up
9AM – 1PM
1629 Westbank Expressway – Suite A, Harvey, LA
Come join DePaul Community Health Centers in recognizing World AIDS Day with a pop-up event at the Harvey clinic. Stop by, say hello to their staff and pick up free educational material and giveaways!
World AIDS Day Testing Event
10AM to 3PM
2714 Canal St. Suite 304, New Orleans, LA 70119
Brotherhood Inc. will be commemorating World AIDS Day (December 1st) with incentivized testing and food.
Let’s Brunch About It
11AM – 1PM
Xavier University Student Center
Join the St. Thomas Community Health Center for a brunch with a discussion surrounding HIV and AIDS.
Please RSVP: Chantel Grant, (504)520-5386, email@example.com
2023 Wreath Laying Ceremony
3PM – 1PM
700 Elysian Fields Ave. New Orleans, 70117
Join in for the annual wreath laying ceremony to recognize those living with HIV and pay respect to those who have passed as a result of AIDS-related complications, including a musical tribute by Village Brass Band. Free registration here.
World AIDS Day Vigil
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Gather around the neutral ground at Elysian Fields and North Rampart
6:45PM – Candlelight procession to Washington Square
7 – 7:30PM – Candlelight vigil with guest speakers
Help honor this World AIDS Day as our community comes together to honor everyone lost to HIV , support those still fighting and rededicate ourselves to the work still left ahead. All are welcome to attend.
This event is brought to the community by: The CrescentCity Leathermen, the LGBT Archives Project of Louisiana, the Big Easy Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Onyx, the Lords of Leather, the Renegade Bears of Louisiana & NOLA Pups and Handlers.
St. John #5/ Camp Ace HIV Prevention Mobsters
11AM – 5PM
7420 W Judge Perez Dr., Arabi, 70032
Stop in on World AIDS Day – We’ll have FREE HIV, syphilis, STD testing, and gift cards for those that get tested!
Contact: Tamachia Davenport (504)610-8471
Chi Sigma Iota Symposium
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Royal Cotillion Ballroom, Southern University and A&M College
The Department of Rehabilitation, Disability Studies, and Counseling and Project PEER are pleased to extend an invitation to the upcoming Chi Sigma Iota Symposium!
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, this year’s symposium will include provider training to better improve health, well-being, and quality of life outcomes for persons living with or impacted by HIV and substance use. Provider training will focus on:
(a) stigma reduction, (b) strategies to increase vocational success, (c) evidence-based mental health interventions inclusive of peer and social support and (d) ethical decision-making frameworks to guide your work.
We will also be inducting students into Chi Sigma Iota, the Honor Society for the counseling profession.The Symposium registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credits or CEUs for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs) and LPCs (CEH).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Susan Flowers-Benton, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Lee Kimber, at email@example.com.
Registration link here.
World AIDS Day Observance
8:30AM – 4PM
In observance of World AIDS Day, stop by one of the 5 Parish Health Units for rapid HIV and syphilis testing, appointments made for gonorrhea, chlamydia and Hepatitis C testing.
- St. James Parish Health Unit
29170 Health Unit St., Vacherie
- St. John Parish Health Unit
473 Central Ave., Reserve
- St. Mary Parish Health Unit
1200 David Dr, Morgan City
- Terrebonne Parish Health Unit
600 Polk St, Houma
- Lafourche Parish Health Unit
17862 W. Main St., Ste B, Galliano
View individual flyers here.
Tech/Telethon and 12 Hours of Testing
10AM – 10PM
646 North Foster Dr. Suite A, Baton Rouge 70806
Help in joining the Baton Rouge AIDS Society for their 3rd annual Tech/Telethon, offering 12 hours of testing, education, information, fundraising through social media, and on-site testing!
Contact: (225) 923-AIDS
The Difference Is US
12PM – 1:30PM1520 Thomas H. Delpit Dr., Baton Rouge, 70802
Join Baton Rouge Black Alcoholism Council (BRBAC) Metro Health for The Difference is Us, a FREE luncheon event that focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the tools and scientific information available to fight against the disease. This event educates participants on current statistics, prevention methods, treatment methods and supportive services available for the community. This information is intermingled with free food, live entertainment, powerful testimonials, and wonderful give-aways.
Contact: (225)-338-9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit
10AM – 12PM / 12PM – World AIDS Day Ceremony
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center (Main lobby)
1978 Industrial Blvd. Houma, LA 70363
Oschner’s Leonard J. Chabert Medical center will host community agency booths (information & resources available), photo/social media opportunities, and red ribbon distribution.
World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit
11AM – 2PM / 12PM
809 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501
Join us for a luncheon to remember those we have lost, celebrate life, and enjoy a little Holiday Cheer! Open to Acadiana Cares staff and clients.
- Lunch provided
- Tree trimming
- Ugly Sweater contest and prizes
- Giveaway goodies
Hosted by: Women With A Vision, Get Loud Louisiana, Acadiana Cares
World AIDS Day Events
8AM – 2PM
Lafayette Parish Health Unit, 220 W. Willow St., Lafayette, LA 70501
(337)262-5616 ext. 0 (for any inquiries)
The Lafayette Public Health Unit will have rapid STI testing from 10AM – 2PM. Please visit one of the 3 locations for additional services from 8AM – 2PM.
World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit Candlelight Vigil
5PM – 6PM
The Philadelphia Center, 2020 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104
Join The Philadelphia Center to honor WAD for their World AIDS Day 35 Remember and Commit Candlelight vigil. All ages welcome. Reception to follow.
Contact: (318) 222-6633
GO CARE Community Health Center’s Candlelight Labyrinth
6PM – 7PM
1801 N 7th St, West Monroe, LA 71291
Contact: Rusty Chambless: (318)582-3586 or (318) 325-1092
Currently, 1.2 million people in the U.S. and 39 million people worldwide are living with HIV, according to Go Care. Approximately 36 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.
The Go Care Community Health Center will create a candlelight labyrinth, with each candle symbolizing the 938 people in the region who have died from HIV since the beginning of the epidemic. There will be a space for visitors to light a candle in memory of a loved one in the center of the labyrinth.
HIV and AIDS Empowerment Brunch
11AM – 2PM
Algiers Auditorium, 2485 Guadalcanal St. New Orleans, LA 70114
Hosted by DO IT FOR ME to educate the community on HIV facts, statistics, prevention, treatment, and local initiatives around HIV prevention. Free HIV testing will be provided. Live band by K Lamp Entertainment; Pastor Tara Alexander as the musical guest. DO IT FOR ME will also highlight the community work it has done through its CHOICES initiative.
Contact: (504) 274-8998 or email@example.com
World AIDS Day Red Gala
7PM – 10PM
Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St.Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The “World AIDS Day Red Gala” is a pivotal moment in the mission to combat HIV/AIDS. The goal is to create an unforgettable evening that not only commemorates the lives affected by this global pandemic but also celebrates the remarkable progress we’ve made.
This year, the theme, “Shine Bright: Illuminating Hope for a HIV-Free World,” symbolizes the commitment to bring light and hope to the darkest corners of this crisis.
FREE registration here.
To celebrate HIV Awareness Month, Concerned Citizens For a Better Algiers will host a “Kourtyard Karaoke” Talent Event. It’s an evening of great food, prizes, and fun!!! There will be winners selected for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
To RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and HIV, Minster’s Breakfast
1313 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans 70117
Join the faith-based community in highlighting the challenges and successes of Women and HIV.
To RSVP: email or call Doreen Keeler-Tollerson 504.821.2601 Ext. 1006 email@example.com
Drive-in Cinema, Stories from the Quilt
6PM – 7PM
1936 Magazine St. (Parking lot), New Orleans, LA 70130
Drive over for a drive-in movie and free snacks with St. Thomas Community Health Center!
Contact: Kel Williams, (504)407-8291, firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Fun Run
Forsythe Park – 2300 Sycamore St, Monroe, LA 71201
All proceeds will be used locally and nationally to fight against AIDS. The cost for runners/walkers is $25 by November 24th at 11:59 PM and $30 on November 25th-day of race. All registrations will be done through RunSignUp. The fee includes a t-shirt.
5K Fun Walk/Run Schedule (Tentative)
7:00-7:30 Vendor Setup 7:30-8:30 Registration/Vendors
8:30-8:45 Entertainment/Words from Go Care
8:45-9:00 Walk/Run Warm Up
9:00-10:00 5K Run/Walk
10:30-10:45 Awards Ceremony
10:45-12:00 Mingle and Jingle/Vendors