Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
Awareness week is marked every year around the world during the last week of November 24 and concluding on December 1st, World AIDS Day.
AIDS Awareness Week - Nov. 24 to Dec. 1
WORLD AIDS DAY - Dec 1
Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week runs from Nov 24 through to Dec 1 each year. Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week's focus is to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, reduce the discrimination faced by those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and to promote safer sex practices.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week is important to communities in the Yellowhead region, as it brings to light the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS issues, and the way it causes barriers to effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Fear of discrimination may prevent people from seeking information, treatment and support, or from acknowledging their HIV status.
Currently, there are approximately 60,000 Canadians living with HIV/AIDS and it is estimated that 25% aren't aware of their HIV status. Every day thousands of Canadians still face HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
For more information about Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week campaigns, check out the links from previous campaigns
HIV WY will be hosting HIV 101 full day workshops in each community between November 19 and December 7. Workshops will cover topics such as basics of HIV, harm reduction, sexually transmitted infections, and universal precautions. We will also be hosting HIV 101 in classrooms during this period. Please contact if you would like to attend a workshop or book one for your class. We will also be bringing an HIV + speaker to each community. Contact for more information.