World AIDS Day


The Urban League, 2222 S. Park Street, Madison


No registration required.

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Please call (608) 261-1781 with questions or to request accommodations.

The number of new annual diagnosed cases of HIV among Wisconsin youth between 13 and 24 has doubled in the last 10 years, according to the most recent profile from the state Department of Health Services, although the number of new diagnoses declined last year to a statewide total of 225.


Facing this mixed picture, the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care program will recognize World AIDS Day with a free community event.


The event, open to the public, is meant to serve as a community conversation with the theme of the night being “Confronting the Challenge: Care, Compassion, Community.”


“While we continue to make great strides in treatments, there are still significant challenges and stigmas facing people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. James Sosman, the medical director of UW Health’s HIV/AIDS program. “World AIDS Day is an important moment to unite in the continuing fight, to educate and to raise awareness.”


The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988. UW Health's Comprehensive Care Program has been providing care for people with HIV/AIDS since 1985, and has sponsored a World AIDS Day event the past 13 years.