World AIDS Day 2021 | Equitas Health

Blog 11/24/21

World AIDS Day 2021

Every year, on December 1, we honor those we have lost to HIV/AIDS by raising awareness of the advances in HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. In this New/Last Era of HIV, your unwavering commitment to helping us end the HIV epidemic inspires the work we do every day. Whether in-person or virtually, we look forward to continuing this work with you at World AIDS Day events across the state.

Watch a special World AIDS Day message from Equitas Health Interim CEO Robert Copeland and Representative Willis Blackshear Jr.

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Equitas Health is Participating in the Following World AIDS Day Events


The Century of the Woman: Our Health. Our Wellness. Our Future.
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Zoom

In this special World AIDS Day webinar, we look back on a year of learning and growth and look forward to a future where we maintain our health and wellness – and thrive! Hear from experts on sexual health, reproductive health, HIV prevention, fitness, and more! Ages 18 and up.

Presented by Equitas Health; Mozaic; Sassy PozSistas; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Columbus Alumnae Chapter; and Spirit Over Flesh LLC.


Ending the HIV Epidemic: It’s Going to Take Girl Power!
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 6 – 8 PM | Zoom

Join the conversation and feel your power! This webinar empowers young girls with information to navigate an ever-changing world on their terms – and thrive! Hear from experts on the facts about HIV/AIDS, why we celebrate World AIDS Day, knowing your body, owning your safe space, gender identity, and more! Ages 11-17.

Presented by Equitas Health; Mozaic; Sassy PozSistas; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Columbus Alumnae Chapter; Delta GEMS; Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy; and Spirit Over Flesh LLC.


A Day of Remembrance and Restoration: All-Day Community Resource Fair
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 9 AM – 9 PM (online) 12 – 5 PN (in-person) |
Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Equitas Health with join forces with Equality Ohio, Stonewall Columbus, and a full slate of community partners to offer resources to help Ohioans survive and thrive. Click the link above to learn more and register!


Rock Your Ribbon
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 1 – 5 PM | The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join EquitasHealth and our community partners and Rock Your Ribbon! This World AIDS Day event at the Woodward Theater will offer free HIV testing, light hors d’oeuvres, free ribbons, access to harm-reduction tools and connections to community resources.

We are honored to have presentations by The Brave Educator Tim’mT. West and Councilmember-elect Reggie Harris!


Free HIV Testing at Gem City Market
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 1 – 4 PM | Gem City Market, 324 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45406

This World AIDS Day, add a free, rapid HIV test to your grocery list! Testing is available every Wednesday at Gem City Market. Knowledge is power, and knowing your HIV status can help you make the right decisions for your health.

World AIDS Day Testing with Brite Signal Alliance
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 | 5 PM | Sinclair Community College Dayton Campus
Building 2, Room 2334, 444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402

Know your status! Join Equitas Health and Brite Signal Alliance for a free, community HIV testing event at the Sinclair Community College Dayton Campus. Testing will take place in Room 2334 of Building 2, at the Brite Signal Alliance meeting, with a brief presentation about HIV testing.

AIDS Walk Ohio

AIDS Walk Ohio returns to downtown Columbus this spring! Everyone who has registered by World AIDS Day, December 1, will be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo 5. There are three chances to win! You can register today at