Published by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
Ending the HIV Epidemic:
Community by Community
World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. The theme for the 2019 observance is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”.
World AIDS Day Service
Sunday, December 1, 10:00 am
Location: Grace Baptist Church, 65 Kingsbury St, Waterbury, CT

Registration for this World AIDS Day Service will begin at 9:30 am. The service will begin promptly at 10:00 am. Hosted by Grace Baptist Church. Rev. Kristopher S. Reese, officiating. 

World AIDS Day Videocast: "Community and NIH: In Partnership to End the HIV Epidemic"
Monday, December 2, 10:00 am

This event will be an opportunity to hear from and interact with community representatives who will share their perspectives on the HIV epidemic. Participants will also speak about their activities/collaborations with NIH that support achieving the goals of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE). 

The Hartford Committee on HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis presents "Zero: Zero Infections, Zero Deaths, Zero Stigma
Monday, December 2, 5:30 pm
Location: TheaterWorks Hartford, 233 Pearl St, Hartford, CT

Free entry. Free food and drinks. Live performances.

FREE '5B' Movie Showing for New Haven WORLD AIDS DAY
Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm
Location: Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple Street, New Haven, CT

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States.

For questions, contact Bob Sideleau at 203-843-0303
World AIDS Day 2019 Interfaith Service
Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Rd, Stamford, CT

The AIDS quilt panels will be available for viewing at the church on Sunday, December 1,from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

World AIDS Day Film Screening: 5B
Tuesday, December 3, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Willimantic Public Library, 905 Main St, Willimantic, CT

5B tells the story of the first ward in the country during the HIV/AIDS crisies designed to treat AIDS patients. RSVP by 11/25.

Contact: Stephan Feathers at or Elizabeth Gowitzke at

Yale School of Public Health Global Health Seminar: "Challenges to Implementation of UN 90-90-90 Goals"
Tuesday, December 3, 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
Location: Yale School of Public Health, Rm 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenter: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean, Yale School of Public Health;

Contact: Anjuli Bodyk (

World AIDS Day Speaker Panel Health Fair Breakfast
Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 am
Location: Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT

RSVP to 203-778-2437.

Sponsored by Apex Community Care.

YSPH Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series: "Treatment-as-prevention and the elusive end of AIDS in South Africa"
Thursday, December 5, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: Yale School of Public Health, Rm 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenter: Jacob Bor, SD, Boston University

Contact: Kimberly Rogers (

Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) Lecture Series: "Intersectional Stigma and HIV-Related Health: Challenges and Opportunities"
Thursday, December 5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Location: University of Connecticut, J. Ray Ryan Building, 2006 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT
Presenter: Janet M. Turan, PhD, MPH, UAB School of Public Health

Registration is required.

Film Screening and Discussion: "Day With(out) Art, 30 Years On"
Thursday, December 5, 5:30 pm
Location: Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
This event will mark the 30th anniversary of "Day With(out) Art".

Getting to Zero World AIDS Day Convening
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center, 100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA
Dr. Jay Butler of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give a presentation on the federal Ending the Epidemic plan. The Massachusetts' plans for Ending the Epidemic will also be reviewed with a community feedback-centered discussion.