dylan's journey

2001.12.01

World AIDS Day

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that more than 34 million people are infected with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) world-wide.
 
Health Canada estimates that 40,100 Canadians are currently living with HIV/AIDS and more than 11,000 have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the epidemic.
 
The number of Canadians living with HIV/AIDS continues to increase with approximately 4,200 new infections each year.
 
In the absence of a cure or vaccine, education is our only defense against AIDS
 
World AIDS Day offers an opportunity to enhance tolerance and understanding while communicating prevention information about the epidemic.
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AIDS / HIV Services in London Ontario

AIDS Committee of London
Suite #120, 388 Dundas Street, London, N6B 1V7
Telephone: (519) 434-1601
Fax: (519) 434-1843
e-mail: acol@aidslondon.com
Website: http://www.aidslondon.com/

Options Clinic
Telephone: 673-4427
Located in central London on major bus routes
Anonymous HIV testing,
No health card or name required,
Appointment required

Middlesex London Health Unit
50 King Street, London, ON, N6A 5L7
Telephone: 663-5446
STD Clinic, safer sex information and supplies,
Confidential HIV Testing,
Needle exchange,
No health card or name required

John Gordon Home
596 Pall Mall St, London, ON, N5Y 2Z9
Telephone: 433-3951
Supportive housing and programs for people with HIV/AIDS

HIV Care Programme
448 Oxford St E, London, ON, N5Y 3H6
Telephone: 646-6207
Outpatient clinic for people with HIV,
Connected to St Joseph's Health Centre,
Doctors, nurses and social workers on staff

Hemophilia Ontario — South West Region
c/o Suite #120, 388 Dundas St, London, ON, N6B 1V7
Telephone: 432-2365
Services for people with hemophilia

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
c/o Suite #120, 388 Dundas St, London, ON, N6B 1V7
Telephone: 434-1601
HIV education and support for aboriginal people

Youth Action Centre
Basement, 144 Dundas Street
Telephone: 434-6500
Condoms and needle exchange,
Peer support,
Safer sex education for people under 21 years of age

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Other AIDS / HIV Links

Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network
 
Canadian AIDS Awareness Week
 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse / Centre national de documentation sure le VIH/sida
 
Canadian AIDS Society / Société canadienne du sida
 
Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS
 
Bureau of HIV/AIDS, STD and TB
 
Canadian HIV / AIDS Legal Network | Réseau juridique canadien VIH / sida
 
Canadian International Development Agency - Global Health - HIV/AIDS
 
UNAIDS 

Each December 1, World AIDS Day, the creative community observes A Day With(out) Art, in memory of all those the AIDS pandemic has taken from us, and in recognition of the many artists, actors, writers, dancers and others who continue to create and live with HIV and AIDS.

A Day With(out) Art was created by the group Visual AIDS in New York City.

For the last several years, Creative Time has organized a Day With(out) Art observance on the worldwide web, encouraging diverse website designers and administrators to darken their site and convey AIDS prevention and education information to their visitors.

Link and Think is an observance of World AIDS Day in the personal web publishing communities. Formerly "A Day With(out) Weblogs", the project involves over 600 hundred webloggers, journalers, diarists and other personal website publishers, each linking to resources about HIV/AIDS or publishing personal stories about how the AIDS pandemic has affected them. You can find a list of participants in this year's event at the Link and Think site along with more information about the project.

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