World AIDS Day

Today, on #WorldAIDSDay, remember and mourn the lives lost to AIDS, and pledge and commit efforts to end HIV through increased testing, outreach, and access to care services in Texas.

World AIDS Day 2023

World AIDS Day Events in Texas:

AUSTIN

The HIV Planning Council, in partnership with What’s In the Mirror, Fast Track Cities, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presents the Community STAR Achiever Awards and Art Heals Festival. The Community STAR Achiever Awards and BlaQ Awards Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 2023, at 41 Navasota Street. The free event includes a gala (formal dress) and a provided dinner. Register to attend. Art Heals hosts a community resource fair at Riches Art Gallery, 2511 East 6th Street, Unit A, on December 2, 2023, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Kind Clinic hosts a 24-hour World AIDS Day event at 101 West Koenig Lane from 6:00 p.m., December 1, 2023, to 6:00 p.m., December 2, 2023. The event offers free, walk-in HIV/STD testing, other services (PrEP, PEP, HIV medical care, vaccines), and more World AIDS Day programming throughout the event. To learn more, contact Steven Tamayo.

BEAUMONT

The Resource Group, ViiV Healthcare, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Public Health, Gilead, Walgreens, Beaumont Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the City of Port Arthur present “Let Communities Lead” at the Central Park Community Center, 2925 Fannin Street, on December 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The “Let Communities Lead” World AIDS Day event provides a hybrid experience with virtual presenters, free on-site HIV testing, and life-share blood drives. To learn more, contact Cordella Lyon.

COMMERCE

The Texas A&M Commerce School of Nursing hosts HIV/STD screening at the Rayburn Student Center, 2200 West Neal Street, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students can walk in for screening. To learn more, contact Laticcia M. Riggins.

DALLAS

Kind Clinic hosts a World AIDS Day event at 3802 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 110 (inside the Walgreens) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 2023. The event offers free, walk-in HIV/STD testing and other services (PrEP, PEP, HIV medical care, vaccines). To learn more, contact Steven Tamayo.

The Southwest Dallas County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts a webinar presenting a World AIDS Day virtual quilt on December 1, 2023. The virtual webinar features family and friends of those affected by HIV/AIDS sharing their stories. To learn more, contact Kesha Thomas.

HOUSTON

The Health Museum and AAMA (The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) host a World AIDS Day program of reflection and memorial at the Health Museum, 1515 Herman Drive, on December 1, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program features a memorial presentation at 11:00 a.m. and free HIV testing, awareness, and education efforts throughout the day. To learn more, contact Adriana Dibello.

RICHMOND

Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend Health and Human Services, in partnership with sponsors Katy Pride and First Christian Church of Katy, host the inaugural Fort Bend County AIDS Walk at 401 Jackson Street on December 1, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wear red to show your support on World AIDS Day. The event offers free on-site HIV testing. To learn more, contact Juston Baze.

SAN ANTONIO

Kind Clinic hosts a World AIDS Day event at 730 Isom Road from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 2023. The event offers free walk-in HIV/STD testing and other walk-in services (PrEP, PEP, HIV medical care, vaccines). To learn more, contact Steven Tamayo.