World AIDS Week is held each year at UH in conjunction with World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is a worldwide event designed to bring awareness to the fight against HIV. Designed to honor those individuals living with HIV and to memorialize those who have died, World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1. In an effort to bring awareness to college campuses and student life, many universities honor the day through education and advocacy. Starting in 2017, the University of Houston expanded this to include events throughout the week.
Monday, November 27
Cupcakes and Condoms
11am – 12:30pm, Student Center South
Join the Women and Gender Resource Center for an informative tabling on myths and misconceptions of HIV/AIDS. This event will be conducted as a trivia game. What is your prize? CUPCAKES, current knowledge of HIV/AIDS, condoms, and safer sex resources that are available on campus.
Tuesday, November 28
5pm – 7pm, Student Center North Room 201
The LGBTQ Resource Center will be having a screening of The Normal Heart featuring actors such as Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo, and Julia Roberts. Sit back and relax as you watch a writer and his friends come together to expose the truth about the emerging AIDS crisis to the government and the gay community.
Wednesday, November 29
11:30am – 1pm, Student Center South Heights Room 224
Learn more about what PrEP is, how it works, and why you should consider taking it. This information session is brought to you by Legacy Community Health and sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center.
Our Red Ribbon Responsibility
1pm – 3pm, Student Center South B12
This cultural conversation will discuss the ways we can provide an inclusive environment that allows individuals to have open discussions on the topic of HIV/AIDS awareness, reduce the stigma behind it, and how we can show support and solidarity to the 1.1 million individuals affected in the U.S.
The State of HIV/AIDS in the Greater Houston Area
4pm – 5pm, Student Center South Heights Room
As part of World AIDS Week, the UH Wellness Center invites you to a panel and discussion on the state of HIV/AIDS in the greater Houston area. This engaging discussion will include panelists from the UH community that work with HIV/AIDS initiatives inside and outside the University of Houston. Panelists will answer questions on the state of HIV/AIDS in Houston, share resources and other helpful information.
Thursday, November 30th
World AIDS Display & Resource Fair
11am – 1pm, Butler Plaza
Off-campus and on-campus partners have come together to provide UH students with the opportunity to be informed about the different resources that are available in the community, pertaining to HIV/AIDS. Come out to this tabling style event to be a more informed student and increase your awareness of what HIV/AIDS is. This event will feature organizations such as The Montrose Center, Change Happens!, Legacy Community Health and many more!
World AIDS Display & Resource Fair – UH Sugar Land
3pm – 5pm
On-campus partners have come together to provide UH Sugar Land students with the opportunity to be informed about the different resources that are available in the community, pertaining to HIV/AIDS. Come out to this tabling style event to be a more informed student and increase your awareness of what HIV/AIDS is. This event will feature UH organizations such as UH Wellness, CAPS, and the Women and Gender Resource Center!
Friday, November 1st – World AIDS Day
10am – 4pm, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
SMART Cougars will be providing FREE HIV Testing to all students that are interested in knowing their HIV status. Testing will take place in a judgement free and confidential area.
11am – 1pm, Student Center South & Student Center Satellite
Did you forget to wear red to show your support for the HIV/AIDS community? Stop by either location where UH Wellness will be passing out red ribbons to show our support for World AIDS Day and help eliminate the stigma behind HIV/AIDS.
Saturday, December 2nd
6pm – 10pm, Farrish Hall KIVA Room
Gamma Rho Lambda will be hosting a winter wonderland-themed Prom for the University of Houston campus with fun, food, and at the end of the night there will be crowning the elected Prom Royals! Ticket prices will be $5, and $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds raised from ticket sales will be going to the Houston AIDS Foundation in acknowledgement of World AIDS Day on December 1st!