World AIDS Week 2011 in Harlem

There are several World Aids Week 2011 events planned this week, set to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1st.  To promote awareness and to commemorate 30 years of the tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic,  Mount Sinai medical students in collaboration with The Mount Sinai Hospital and East Harlem communities are organizing  events this week, starting with EL CAFECITO, an evening of food, poetry and music taking place at the cozy East Harlem Cafe (646-387-7207), located at 153 East 104th Street at Lexington avenue. Drop by on Wednesday November 30th and  Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

My thoughts are with my sister Anne, who died from complications caused by the AIDS virus, to the many friends who we have lost during the past few decades, and those who are living with HIV.

 

World AIDS Week 2011 events are also scheduled at Columbia University, Morningside Campus from Monday at 9:00am until Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:30pm.  A World AIDS Day film screening of the film “We Were Here” will be held at the Miller Theater at Columbia University Morningside Campus today, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

After 30 years and over 30 million deaths, the AIDS pandemic remains a dangerous force throughout the world. This year is a crucial year in the fight against AIDS – it marks both the 30th year since the first reported case of AIDS in the United States and is also the pote…ntial turning point in the pandemic. For the first time since the pandemic began, research has shown that the AIDS pandemic can be ended – and it can be ended within the next 30 years.

30 In, 30 Out: The HIV/AIDS Pandemic, 1981 – 2041.

Join the Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign in commemorating the past 30 Years, and rallying to secure an AIDS-FREE GENERATION in another 30 Years.