World AIDS Day 2011

November 17, 2011 
World AIDS day is celebrated on December 1st each year and has become one of the most recognized international health days and is a key opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.  Early HIV diagnosis is critical.  HIV counseling and testing enables people who are concerned about their HIV status to take steps to protect their own health and that of their partners.  It also helps those who test negative get the information they need to stay uninfected.
 
More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and approximately one in five of those are unaware of their infection.   According to the CDC, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Georgia is ranked sixth highest in the nation for its cumulative reported AIDS cases through December 2009.
 
World AIDS Day Events:
 
District Clinical Services Prevention Program HIV & Syphilis Testing 1-4p
Warren Williams Apartments – Columbus, GA FREE
 
GA Southwestern University Office of Student Life World AIDS Day Expo - 12:00p
Americus, GA FREE
 
District Clinical Services Prevention Program HIV Testing 1-4pm at
GA Southwestern University Student Health Center – Americus, GA FREE
 
Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation, Inc. World AIDS Day Benefit - 5:00-8:00p
CSU Cunningham Center Columbus, GA – FREE
 
December 3rd –Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. World AIDS Day Walk 8-12p Rotary Park FREE
 
December 3rd – South Columbus United Methodist Church Gospel Fest 2011 – 5:00-7:00p FREE