Orange County Health Care Agency
World AIDS Day – “Getting to Zero” – Get Tested to Know Your Status
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st, a day to reflect and remember those who have lost their lives and those who are still living with HIV or AIDS. More than 60 million have been infected with the HIV virus and approximately 30 million people have died of AIDS worldwide.
In Orange County, 11,327 people have been diagnosed with HIV; 6,820 persons are still living with the virus; and nearly 2,000 are estimated to be infected without knowing it. Get tested to know your status! World AIDS Day activities and testing will be available throughout Orange County starting November 28. Commemorative events, which are open to the public, are listed below; testing will be offered at all events, except South Coast Plaza:
- December 1: Laguna Beach Main Beach, 11am– 3pm and Candlelight Remembrance 5:30pm; South Coast Plaza, Microsoft Store, AIDS Awareness poster competition display, 1 – 3pm; The Center of Orange County, 1605 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, 9am – 6pm
- December 3: Orange County Health Care Agency, 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, 11am – 1pm
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