Across the country, the week of November 24 to December 1 marks Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. It’s an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS issues nationally and culminates in the international observance of World AIDS Day on December 1st of each year – a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS issues worldwide as we support the UNAIDS visionary goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Current WAD 2014-2016 Campaigns
Developed in consultation with people with lived experience of HIV from all regions of Canada, the WAD multi-year campaigns have been raising awareness about the importance of HIV testing concentrating on specific target populations each year. The tag line in 2014 was Let’s Talk, specifically developed to encourage younger MSM to recognize their HIV risk. The 2015 campaign, entitled It’s Just A Little Prick, centered on sexually active gay-identified men encouraging them to make HIV testing a part of their regular health maintenance routine. The 2016 campaign, currently being developed, will focus on the importance of couples testing.
2015 World AIDS Day Campaign:
Get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections every six to twelve months and encourage your partner(s) to do the same. To find a testing clinic near you, contact your local AIDS Service Organization. Learn more about HIV testing and counselling.
- Through this website, developed by numerous agencies,* you’ll be able to simply enter a Canadian city/town or postal code in the location search bar and click GO.
- Then select one or more of the types of services you would like to see – and these will appear on a map.
- Click on any icon for more detailed information.
Previous World AIDS Day Campaign Posters:
2014: Let’s Talk
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