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AIDS Awareness Week 2015

AIDS Awareness Week 2015

November 29 - December 6
Area San Antonio Locations,

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 29-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

World AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, presented by the San Antonio World AIDS Day Collaborative

Tuesday, December 1 | Free HIV & STD testing, 4-6 p.m.; social gathering, 6-6:55 p.m.; service, 7-8 p.m. | Location: Fiesta Room, Coates University Center, Trinity University

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


Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1 | All day | Location: Online

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.


Giving Tuesday: SAAF "Rock" Stars

Tuesday, December 1 | All day | Location: Online--www.SanAntonioAIDS.org

Those who choose to support the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF, /sāf/) for Giving Tuesday will be getting a special treat. Each individual who donates $5 or more will have a custom, artisan-painted stone placed in SAAF’s public gardens as a permanent reminder of their generosity. When supporters donate via SAAF’s Giving Tuesday donations page, they will have the opportunity to attribute their donation in memory of someone they’ve lost to AIDS, or in honor of someone living with HIV/AIDS. These names will be painted on the stones to honor the memory of those lost, and create a visual show of support for those living with the disease. For donors who don’t supply a name, original illustrations and support messages will be painted on the stones.


World AIDS Day Art & Music Festival

Tuesday, December 1 | 7 p.m.-11 p.m. | Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star

In honor of World AIDS Day the CHCS HIV Services Dept. will be putting on an art festival for an “uplifting day of remembrance” involving the memorial of those we have lost in the fight against HIV/AIDS, those affected by HIV/AIDS.  There will be live performances by local groups as well as a live art show where several vendors will be selling their art works and/or doing live demos of their talents. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening, a memorial event will happen during the last part of the event and the event will be conclude with a closing speech given by each organizer. Each program pertaining to HIV services in The Center for Health Care Services will contribute and help put this event together. We will also be inviting guest speakers to the event to speak on the significance of the event and the importance of coming together as a community to bring the epidemic down to zero.  More details HERE.


Red Ballon Release, presented by the San Antonio AIDS Foundation

Thursday, December 3 | 11:30 a.m. | Location: San Antonio AIDS Foundation main office, 818 E. Grayson St., San Antonio, TX 78208

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 main 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  More details HERE.


Suffering and Progress: A History of the HIV Epidemic in the United States

Thursday, December 3 | Noon | Location: Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

In honor of AIDS Awareness Week, Gregory Anstead, M.D., Ph.D. will present Suffering and Progress: A History of the HIV Epidemic in the United States on December 3, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. This lecture is also being held in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, which will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library from October 26, 2015 – December 5, 2015.


Amaya’s Feast in the East : A New Conversation

Saturday, December 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Location: Amaya’s Cocina, located at 1502 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205

On Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Amaya’s Cocina, located at 1502 E. Commerce St., will host Amaya’s Feast in the East : A New Conversation to benefit the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF, /sāf/) and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS on the Eastside. The menu for the event will feature a carne asada taco with a winter salad, BBQ chicken and churro waffle with platano crema, barbacoa benedict with winter hollandaise, and Cajun shrimp and grits with a fried egg and chorizo dust. Each item is $10. Diners can also enjoy bottomless mimosas with a donation, 100 percent of which will benefit SAAF. SAAF will also be receiving 20 percent of food sales and 100 percent of proceeds from the $5 cork fee.

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If you're hosting an HIV/AIDS-related event between November 29 and December 6, submit it for inclusion on our AIDS Awareness Week calendar! Just fill out the form below.