2021 Santa Clara County World AIDS Day

Red ribbon with pink heart and people standing arm in arm.

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year, honoring its 33rd year in 2021. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for the estimated 38 million people living with HIV, and to honor the more than 36 million those who have died from a AIDS-related illness.

In Santa Clara County we will honor World AIDS Day's 33rd year by hosting in-person and virtual public events, open to everyone to attend, as we honor and commemorate all those who are impacted and those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.  People living with HIV are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers, and our family. While the days where HIV meant a certain death sentence are behind us, we are not done fighting until the disease is eradicated. Let’s End HIV/AIDS Together!

Santa Clara County List of Events for World AIDS Day 2021

Each year, World AIDS Day is held on December 1st and is an opportunity for people across the globe to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with and affected by HIV, and to honor the lives of those who lost their lives to AIDS. HIV.gov has announced the World AIDS Day 2021 theme “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.”

Please use hashtag #WADSV21 when posting or sharing your story, photos or experiences on social media.

Everyone is welcome to all community activities. In-person and virtual options are available for each event.

The San Jose City Rotunda Lit for Worlds AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 30 - Monday, December 6
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Sponsored by Councilmember Raul Peralez

Proclamation at San Jose City Council

Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. (please note time change from 1:30 p.m.)
Councilmember Raul Peralez
In-Person Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Live Streamed Link

County of Santa Clara Flag Raising Ceremony & Proclamation

Wednesday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m. 
Speakers from the Public Health Department’s STD/HIV Prevention & Control Program
In-Person Address: 70 W Hedding Street, McEntee Plaza, San Jose, CA 95110
Live Streamed via Zoom at https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/99510135121 (Zoom ID 995 1013 5121)

Candlelight Vigil at the Rotunda 

Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Nicole Altamirano of Silicon Valley Pride
Speakers include Councilmember Pam Foley, Getting to Zero Program, Youth Advisory Board, and Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic
In-Person Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Live Streamed on Facebook and Youtube

Program Contact

Dr. Harit Agroia
Phone: (408) 792-5021
Email: Harit.Agroia@phd.sccgov.org 

Santa Clara County World AIDS Day Planning Committee Members

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