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The University of California, San Diego will honor World AIDS Day 2023 on Friday, December 1st. Our events focus attention on and raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had and continues to have in the San Diego community, the nation, and the world.

About World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day began globally on December 1, 1988, as a means to raise funds, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and promote education related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Since then, the event has grown and is honored by governments, schools, businesses, and individuals around the world. At UC San Diego, the goal of World AIDS Day programming is to provide a forum for reflection, education, and action. We hope to engage our community in an ongoing dialogue that encourages each individual to be educated and take action to stop AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2023 Event

Free HIV Testing and Resource Fair
Friday, December 1, 10am–2pm, Student Health Services–Murray's Place

We invite you to stop by Murrays Place located on the 2nd floor of Student Health Services for free and confidential HIV/AIDS Testing. Get tested and attend the resource fair to snag one of the first 80 free boba drinks available!
  • Type of test being offered: OraQuick Rapid HIV test performed by Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Collection Method: Blood via finger prick; further bloodwork is only required if results come back preliminary positive
  • Expected waiting period: Overall from paperwork to testing approximately 45 mins, the actual results develop in 20 mins. This may vary depending on the amount of students waiting to be tested.

World AIDS Day Resources