World AIDS Day at UNH

Sexual Health at UNH

World AIDS Day at UNH

DECEMBER 1, 2014

Clock of every 9.5 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV

World AIDS Day. December 1. HIV

 

The Red Ribbon - 23 Years Later 

Red Ribbon- WAD

All week you'll notice red around campus in honor of World AIDS Day. You may pick-up a red ribbon at Health Services or after viewing the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the MUB. 

The Red Ribbon was created in 1991 by a group of artists in the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus. The color red was chosen for its “connection to blood and the idea of passion—not only anger, but love...” 

Today, the Red Ribbon is internationally recognized as the symbol of AIDS Awareness. 

The Red Ribbon was never copyrighted so that it would remain a consciousness-raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool. The Red Ribbon has led the way for other awareness ribbon causes. 
 

 

Know Your Status: Free HIV Testing for UNH Students

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
11AM - 2PM
HEALTH SERVICES CENTER
FOR UNH STUDENT ONLY  


  • No appointment needed, just walk-in
  • The test is administered using a mouth swab, NO NEEDLES 
  • Get results in 20 minutes 
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing and treatment is also available by appointment. Please call (603) 862-2856 or make an appointment online. 
 
 

Visual Display: AIDS Memorial Quilt 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
AIDS Memorial Quilt11AM - 7PM 
GRANITE STATE ROOM, MUB (MEMORIAL UNION BUILDING)  
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  
 

Each year The NAMES Project unfolds sections of The AIDS Memorial Quilt at thousands of places across the nation and UNH is honored to have been loaned some of the panels to have on display for World AIDS Day. This is an annual tradition we have been providing to UNH for over 15 years. 
 

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Today The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. 

Weighing an estimated 54 tons, the quilt is the largest piece of community folk art in the world as of 2010.

Learn more about the story of the AIDs Memorial Quilt >>

 
 
 

Film and Discussion: The Normal Heart

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
7PM
GRANITE STATE ROOM, MUB (MEMORIAL UNION BUILDING)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 
 

The Normal Heart follows the history of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning  epidemic to a city and nation in denial.  90 minutes.
 
 
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Free Condoms, Dental Dams and Lubrication

Condom Use and HIV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free male and female condoms, dental dams and lubrication are available to UNH students by visiting Health Services, Room 249. No questions asked. 

Learn more about condom use >>
 

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