In conjunction with World AIDS Day, activities will be held on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus Dec. 2 to help faculty, staff, students and community members get informed and stay safe.
Annually, World AIDS Day is held on Dec. 1; it’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero,” which promotes zero AIDS-related deaths, zero new infections and zero discrimination.
As part of the World AIDS Day activities on campus, free HIV testing will be offered. UW Oshkosh students can be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p. m. at the Student Health Center; community members can be tested from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in Reeve 216.
Additionally, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Reeve Union, live music and entertainment will be provide and HIV/AIDS education materials will be available. Refreshments will also be available at the event.
On campus, World AIDS Day is sponsored and supported by the LGBTQ Resource Center.