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AIDS Awareness Week 2014

AIDS Awareness Week 2014

November 30 - December 6
Area San Antonio Locations, Various Times

AIDS Awareness Week (AAW) is an extension of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), a full week to present events or awareness programs.  AIDS Awareness Week will occur on the full week in which World AIDS Day falls, which this year is November 30-December 6.

AIDS Awareness Week allows groups and individuals an opportunity to present programs or activities throughout the week, therefore offering more opportunities for the public to participate, attend or simply learn about HIV/AIDS issues.


Calendar of Events

“Show Us Your #AIDSweek UNselfie” – Virtual Event

November 30 – December 6   |  It’s time to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and the visibility of World AIDS Day. You can help—just take an UNselfie and use the #AIDSweek hashtag. Think of the UNselfie as an unselfish selfie – it can be YOUR way of spreading the awareness of HIV/AIDS.  It’s simple!  Kicks off this November!  Support UNselfie behavior, CLICK HERE.

Date: AIDS Awareness Week  |  Time: Social Hour  |  Location: Social Media

Details: Together We Will End AIDS #AIDSweek

Worlds AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance & Hope, presented by San Antonio World AIDS Day Collaborative

December 1  | 6:00pm-7:00pm: Social and Information Booths |  7:00pm: Gathering of Remembrance and Hope  |  8:00pm: Recessional of light.  This program includes music, dance, acknowledgments and more in an informative and entertaining evening that celebrates life, remembers those we've lost to HIV, and connects everyone who has been impacted in some way by HIV/AIDS.  FREE HIV, Syphilis, and Hep C testing.

Date:  Monday, December 1st  |  Time: HIV Testing -4:00PM-7:00PM  Program-6:00pm-8:00pm  |  Location:  St. Phillips College | 1801 Martin Luther King Drive   

Details: World AIDS Day Facebook page or click here for the event flyer.


"Wildfire" Book Release Celebration, presented by George Beddingfield

December 1  |  Wildfire, a new novel that follows the life of a New Orleans medical student who is infected with HIV by a needle stick accident in a hospital in the late 1980s. Fear-driven political change introduces a new kind of segregation based upon mandatory HIV blood testing. Greed-driven men in positions of power sabotage important AIDS research for their own personal gain.  About Wildfire, CLICK HERE.

Date:  Monday, December 1st  |  Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm  |  Location: La Fonda On Main, 7731 Broadway D-315, San Antonio, Texas 78209


Citibank San Antonio Shares the Knowledge and Takes Action 

December 1  |  Citibank does their part by sharing the knowledge and taking action for AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day!  More information about the Citibank site contact M. Sepulveda at (210) 219-8410. 

Date:  Monday, December 1st  |  Time: 10:00 AM  |  Location:100 Citibank Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78245

Giving Tuesday

December 2  |  AIDS Awareness Week has joined Giving Tuesday!  Please consider giving back to HIV/AIDS organizations here in San Antonio on this day.  A first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.  Give Now, CLICK HERE.

Date:  Tuesday, December 2nd  |  Time: All day  |  Location: Online 


Red Balloon Release, presented by San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

December 3  |  SAAF is inviting the public at large to join in a celebration of life and remembrance of those lost to HIV or AIDS.  The gathering will take place at the SAAF office and will include a few short words of remembrance and an opportunity to share names of loved ones.  Balloons will be provided.  All are welcome.   NOTE:  Biodegradable balloons will be used as well as twine.  www.SanAntonioAIDS.org

Date:  Wednesday, December 3rd  |  Time: 11:30am-12:00pm  |  Location: San Antonio AIDS Foundation, 818 East Grayson St., off Broadway St. near Ft. Sam Houston, 7 blocks east of The Pearl.


Ask a Sex Therapist Anything - Love Shack Boutique

December 4  |  Have a question that you've wanted to ask, but didn't dare? Ask anything! About oral, lubes, toys, STDs, what's normal, body image, anal sex, erogenous zones, positions, fantasy, straying, multiple orgasms, g-spot etc.  An HIV educator will present a short discussion about HIV/AIDS issues and after we will have Cay Crow, Love Shack Boutique's Certified Sex Therapist, present a Q&A session.  Women, Men & Couples are Welcome!

More information, CLICK HERE.

Date:  Thursday, December 4th  |  Time: 7:00 PM  |  Location: Love Shack Boutique, 1580 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229, in Oakridge Square Center (Corner of Babcock & Callaghan)


Go Red to Stop AIDS

December 5  |  Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.  Show your support by wearing red and turning the social media world red.  Share your photos on our AIDS Awareness Week Facebook at www.facebook.com/AIDSweek or use #AIDSweek.

Date:  Friday, December 5th  |  Time: All day


San Antonio Fighting Back - HIV Play "The AIDS Lady" 

December 5  |  San Antonio Fighting Back, fights back with an HIV Play "The AIDS Lady" and FREE HIV testing which will get you free roller skating and bowling!  Get tested know your status!  More about "The AIDS Lady", CLICK HERE

Friday, December 5th  |  Time: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM  |  Location: Second Baptist Community Center, 3310 E. Commerece St. San Antonio, TX 78220 


The Social Life "Anchored In Hope" to raise funds for amFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) 

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec 1st, $5 of this campaign of sold shirts or tanks will go directly to amFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.  DEADLINE TO ORDER: Nov 26th @ 11pm PST 

CLICK HERE, to view apparel.