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2021 Santa Clara County World AIDS Day
December 1 All day
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year, honoring its 33rd year in 2021. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for the estimated 38 million people living with HIV, and to honor the more than 36 million those who have died from a AIDS-related illness.
In Santa Clara County we will honor World AIDS Day’s 33rd year by hosting in-person and virtual public events, open to everyone to attend, as we honor and commemorate all those who are impacted and those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. People living with HIV are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers, and our family. While the days where HIV meant a certain death sentence are behind us, we are not done fighting until the disease is eradicated. Let’s End HIV/AIDS Together!
Santa Clara County List of Events for World AIDS Day 2021
Please use hashtag #WADSV21 when posting or sharing your story, photos or experiences on social media.
Everyone is welcome to all community activities. In-person and virtual options are available for each event.
County of Santa Clara Flag Raising Ceremony & Proclamation
Wednesday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Speakers from the Public Health Department’s STD/HIV Prevention & Control Program
In-Person Address: 70 W Hedding Street, McEntee Plaza, San Jose, CA 95110
Live Streamed via Zoom at https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/99510135121 (Zoom ID 995 1013 5121)
Candlelight Vigil at the Rotunda
Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Nicole Altamirano of Silicon Valley Pride
Speakers include Councilmember Pam Foley, Getting to Zero Program, Youth Advisory Board, and Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic
In-Person Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Live Streamed on Facebook and Youtube
Dr. Harit Agroia
Phone: (408) 792-5021
Santa Clara County World AIDS Day Planning Committee Members
- African Community Health Institute
- Bay Area Community Health
- Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Center
- Caminar/The LGBTQ Youth Space
- Gender Health Center
- Health Trust
- PACE Clinic
- Project More
- San José State University PRIDE Center
- Santa Clara County Getting to Zero
- Santa Clara County HIV Commission
- Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs
- Santa Clara County Public Health
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics
- Silicon Valley PRIDE
- Silicon Valley Rainbow Rotary Club
- Stanford Health Care
- University of California, San Francisco Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center
- Valley Medical Center Foundation