World AIDS Day 2021

World AIDS Day 2021

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We all have a part in ending the HIV epidemic. Join us Nov 24 -Dec 3 and learn how we can stop HIV together.

December 1 of each year is World AIDS Day. The week of World AIDS Day we’ve planned a variety of activities for you to choose how to get involved.

Wednesday, Nov 24, 5:30–7:30 pm: Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: The HIV Pandemic at 40. This Zoom discussion will take place during the Teens Like Us (TLU) weekly meeting. Guest speakers representing different generations will share what’s changed with HIV over the last 40 years and how this affects their generation’s views on HIV and sexual health.

TLU is a closed group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-18. Contact group facilitators for access to the virtual meeting.

Tuesday, Nov 30, 6-7 pm: A Day in the Life: The Red Ribbon. This Zoom event will attempt to pull back the curtain on living with HIV and caring for and about people living with HIV (PLWH). The panel will include people from the UW Health HIV Care and Prevention Program and from Virginia Commonwealth University's HIV Program in Richmond, VA.

Wednesday, Dec 1, all dayUW Health Instagram takeover with interactive content and information on HIV care and prevention. Watch videos from UW Health staff and community members making their pledge to stop HIV stigma.

Create your own pledge video and upload to social media using this hashtag: #StopHIVStigmaWI (see pledge cards below for inspiration)

Wednesday, Dec 1, dawn-dusk: Visit Bascom Hill on the UW-Madison campus to see a visual symbol of the impact of HIV in the community. The display will located on the lower end of Bascom Hill, next to N. Park Street and between Music Hall and Science Hall in Madison, WI.

Wednesday, Dec 1, 6-7 pm: Community Bingo. This free virtual Bingo will give people a chance to remember, honor, and enjoy being in community. This will be a joint event with folks from WI and VA. Prizes will be awarded to Bingo winners. Pre-registration is required. Register at

Special guest MC: John Jesse - Known to many under the stage name Natasha Carrington. She has been a staple in the Richmond, Virginia drag community for almost 2 decades. She also dedicates her time to HIV awareness and working to decrease stigma around HIV & other STI testing.

Thursday, Dec 2, 6-7 pm: El Lazo Rojo: Combatiendo el Estigma y la Desinformación en Nuestra Comunidad. This Zoom event will be held in Spanish. The panel discussion will focus on the unique aspects of HIV in the Latinx community. Question and answer will follow the panel discussion.

Friday, Dec 3, 8-9 amUW-Madison Department Medicine Grand Rounds (via Zoom) – A virtual grand rounds featuring Carmen Logie, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations. Dr. Logie will talk about her research on intersectional stigma and its sexual, reproductive and mental health impacts, with a focus on HIV. Continuing education credits available.

All virtual events are free and open to the public, with the exception of TLU which is a closed group.

Just submit your name and email address at the secure form here to register, and we’ll send you further information on all the events.

Questions? Call or text Chris Chapman, Patient & Community Engagement Specialist for UW Health’s HIV Care and Prevention Program, at (608) 220-9885 or email her at



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About the Artist

Rae Senarighi / AKA Transpainter is a non-binary cancer survivor inspiring self-compassion, activism and gender resilience via unapologetic joyful portraiture and typography. He has spoken across the nation spreading messages of self-acceptance and inspiring gender justice. Rae’s art has been featured on billboard campaigns, international news, podcasts, magazine covers, and on Netflix.

Other Events

Other events - please contact organizers directly

Wednesday, Dec 1, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Free HIV & STI testing and screening of “United in Anger”
Gender & Sexuality Campus Center
716 Langdon St.
Red Gym 137
Madison, WI 53706

Thursday, Dec 2, 5:30 pm
Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE
Virtual screening of ENDURING CARE and post-viewing conversation with Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad, one of the artists featured in the film. Conversation led by Jill H. Casid


Would you like to support services for people living with HIV and people at risk for HIV? Your gift to the UW HIV Care & Prevention Program will be used to fund services that enable people in our area to access medical care and support services.

• Make checks payable to “The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin”
• Contributions are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged. Provide a return address we can use to send your acknowledgement letter.
• Mail to:

Julie Yendrek
Department of Medicine-ID
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1685 Highland Ave., 5th Floor
Madison WI 53705

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