World AIDS Day 2020

1 MIN READ | Author: Tri Truong

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. Commemorated every year on December 1, it serves as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

The year 2020 marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States, a pandemic that has led to nearly 700,000 lives lost and still no cure four decades later. The nation now struggles through another pandemic – the fight against Covid-19 – and the horrific loss of life has surpassed 250,000 in a matter of months.

North Texas commemorates World AIDS Day, partnering with the National AIDS Memorial, to honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. David D. Ho on the 40th anniversary of the AIDS Epidemic. Rev. Dr. Neil G. Thomas, senior pastor of Cathedral of Hope, will convene a special online presentation from nine DFW organizations, including Prism Health North Texas, to raise awareness of the two pandemics that have claimed nearly one million lives and remain active diseases.

To commemorate World AIDS Day 2020, The National AIDS Memorial will officially unveil its first-ever virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that will feature more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 states and U.S. territories—including 16 original panels from local DFW organizations.

Event Details
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

PHNTX – Free Safer Testing Event

Join PHNTX in observance of World AIDS Day by getting a free rapid HIV and syphilis test using our new safer testing method.

Go to phntx.org/testing to sign up for a phone session to set up a time to come into the Oak Lawn Center for a quick in-person testing. Walk-ins are welcomed.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we can set you up with an at-home HIV testing kit. Fill out the form at phntx.org/testing to get started.

Testing Event Details:

Date & Time:
Monday, Nov 3 – 5 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, Dec 1 – 5 pm to 7 pm

Location:
Prism Health North Texas – Oak Lawn Center
2801 Lemmon Ave, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75204

Get Started: phntx.org/testing
Walk-ins Welcomed

Note – Protecting your health is our number one priority. We will be following safety protocols and recommended guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.