December 1st is World AIDS Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV continues to be a major global public health issue. So far, the disease has claimed 40.1 million [33.6–48.6 million] lives; and in 2021, 650 000 [510 000–860 000] people died from HIV-related causes while 1.5 million [1.1–2.0 million] people acquired HIV.
The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on AIDS notes that millions of new HIV infections will likely occur in the next decade if the inequalities that underpin the continuing spread of AIDS/HIV are not addressed. This is why UNAIDS has made EQUALIZE the theme for World AIDS Day this year. The slogan is a call to action to make prevention and HIV services accessible to all, create inclusive policy that reduces stigma and fosters inclusion, and enable equal access to the best HIV science for the Global South through technology.
In partnership with Dr. Adele Weiner, MCNY Library has put together a small book exhibit at both the Bronx and Manhattan campus libraries. Come check them out and ask us about our e-resources as well!
A longtime Human Services professor at MCNY and Director of the MCNY Community Health Education program and the CASAC program, over her many years of health advocacy and teaching Dr. Weiner has developed resources for educators on the inequities of the AIDS/HIV pandemic. She shares them here with the MCNY community at large:
More Free Learning Resources
The New York State Department of Health is offering a free virtual conference HIV/AIDS and a World Aids Day Commemoration on November 29 & 30 and December 1; register here.
The National AIDS Memorial, which maintains the AIDS Quilt, will stream a national conversation with field leaders, December 1, 2-4pm.