World AIDS Day

December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day happens every December 1 to commemorate those we have lost to AIDS and those who are living with the disease.  It is a day to reflect, remember, and celebrate the lives of those affected by the disease. 

This year, World AIDS Day will be held at the Missouri History Museum.  The event will run from 11:00am - 5pm.  World AIDS Day will kick off with a screening of the movie "deepsouth", a documentary about the negleted HIV/AIDS crisis in the rural American South.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Joshua Alexander, one of the characters featured in the film. 

Throughout the day, attendees will be able to visit with vendor tables, get free HIV testing, enroll in the Affordable Care Act, as well as attend scheduld break-out sessions throughout the day that deal with topics related to HIV/AIDS.  The day also includes health resources and the Names Project. 


Schedule of the day's events

11am - 5pm -- Exhibits, Names Project, HIV Testing, & Affordable Care Act Enrollment

11:30am - 12:40pm -- Film screening of deepsouth

12:45pm - 1:45pm -- Q&A with Joshua Alexander from deepsouth

3pm - 3:45pm -- "30 Years of HIV" with Dr. Bill Powderly

4:15pm - 5:00pm -- Breakout session with Aaron Laxton

There will be a Service of Remembrance scheduled to take place at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Rd, STL 63117) at 7pm.

Plan on joining Saint Louis Effort for AIDS, as well as several other community partners, to celebrate and remember on this special day.  Attendees will also receive a commemorative tee shirt for attending (while supplies last).