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Blog 11/21/23

Equitas Health Honors World AIDS Day 35!

The World Health Organization introduced the first World AIDS Day in 1988 to raise global awareness and honor those who died from AIDS-related illnesses. This year’s theme, World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit, reminds us that the fight to end HIV/AIDS and HIV-related stigma is not over.

We have seen great progress since that first World AIDS Day, and Equitas Health is proud to be a part of that progress. Our organization remains committed to ending HIV through education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

Join us around the state for World AIDS Day 35! Mark your calendars and plan to attend events like the Shades of Red fashion show in downtown Columbus, Dayton’s annual World AIDS Day event, or poetry night at The Landing in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Remember and commit through poetry, fashion, film, candlelight vigils, and the reading of the names of people we have lost. Find an event in your area.


Stopping HIV Stigma: The Promise of Status Neutral Care
NOV 30 | 5 – 7:30 PM | FREE

Join Equitas Health and others at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati for this thought-provoking panel discussion in honor of World AIDS Day. Learn about the status-neutral approach to HIV prevention and care. Heavy appetizers provided.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Sign up at bit.ly/stoppingHIVstigma.

2400 Reading Road | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Remembrance Event
DEC 1 | 7 PM | FREE

Attend this special remembrance event in honor of those who have lost their lives and in support of those living with HIV. Participate in a quilt signing and listen to music and reflections from people living with or impacted by HIV. Learn more at tinyurl.com/5n98yj9z.

First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati | 536 Linton St. | Cincinnati, OH 45219

PrEP It Up: A Red Ribbon Experience
DEC 2 | 8 – 11 PM | FREE

Join Caracole and friends for a night of music and dancing in honor of World AIDS Day! Learn more about PrEP, the daily medicine that helps prevent HIV. Enjoy free giveaways and the chance to win a raffle! Learn more at tinyurl.com/dnavxf42.

Alice Bar | 1432 Main St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202


The 2nd Annual Shades of Red
DEC 1 | 7 – 11 PM | $25

 Join Brothers in Unity for this one-of-a-kind fashion show! Enjoy music, fashion, and everything red, as local designers showcase “one red look” for a cause. Last year’s event raised over $7,000 to support Equitas Health’s HIV testing programs and BIU, an affirming social and wellness group for same-gender loving men of color. Purchase tickets at tinyurl.com/3f98fpvz.

The Kee | 225 Neilston St. | Columbus, OH 43215


Remember & Commit: A Dayton World AIDS Day Event
DEC 1 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM | FREE

Join Equitas Health Prevention for music, dancing, and entertainment! Come together to honor those who have died. Help end HIV and fight stigma. FREE food & HIV testing!

Black Box Improv Theatre | 518 E. 3rd St. | Dayton, OH 45402


Ink & Impact: A World AIDS Day Poetry Night
DEC 1 | 5 – 7 PM | FREE

Join Equitas Health Portsmouth and celebrate World AIDS Day with words! Share a poem or essay about HIV/AIDS and its impact on you, or just come to listen. Light snacks provided. The evening ends with a candlelight vigil.

If you would like to present, contact Jasmine Johnson at jasminejohnson@equitashealth.com or (740) 529-0018, ext. 6615.

If you plan to attend, please visit tinyurl.com/yc6bkuyz.

The Landing | 217b Market St. | Portsmouth, OH 45662


World AIDS Day Film Screening
DEC 1 | 7:30 – 9:30 PM | $10

The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film invites you to screen the documentary Sr. Eileen and Her Boyz: An HIV in the Rustbelt Story. The film was co-produced by faculty and is the first in a series of short documentaries. This film features the work of Sister Eileen Schieber, who in the early years of the pandemic started a residence and care facility called David’s House Compassion. A panel discussion will follow.

University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts

2801 W. Bancroft St. | Toledo, OH 43606