Take part in World AIDS Day 2012 in Ireland (WAD2012)!

November 18, 2011

World AIDS Day 2012 is about “Getting to Zero”

Zero new HIV infections

Zero discrimination

Zero AIDS-related deaths

“Getting to Zero” is the theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day on 1st December. The new theme, that will be used until 2015, echoes the UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.”

The decision to choose “Getting to Zero” as the theme came after extensive consultations among people living with HIV, health activists and civil society organizations.

“The potential for creative, connected and meaningful campaigning is really exciting,” said World AIDS Campaign Africa Director, Linda Mafu. “Our organization will focus on Zero AIDS Related Deaths, but the choice is there for others to pick a different zero or all three. It’s time to use our imaginations and let everyone know that Getting to Zero is a must,” she added.

For more information and resources please visit UNAIDS and World AIDS Campaign.


World AIDS Day 2012 in Ireland – What’s happening?

The Red Ribbon Project Conference

The Red Ribbon Project Conference will be held on November 27 from 10am – 4 pm in Thomond Park Conference Centre Limerick: Sexual Power, HIV and Women to support 16 days of action opposing violence against women and World AIDS Day http://www.redribbonproject.com

The Irish Aid Father Michael Kelly World AIDS Day Event

To commemorate World AIDS Day 2012, Irish Aid, in collaboration with the IFGH and University of Limerick, is hosting the Irish Aid Father Michael Kelly World AIDS Day Event entitled ‘Education, sports and music – social vaccines against AIDS’. This event will take place on 28 November 2012 in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Building (Theatre 2), University of Limerick from 5 – 7 pm. Short presentations will be given from a number of speakers giving different perspectives and experiences.

• Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic, University of Limerick
• Joe Costello, TD, Minister of State for Trade and Development
• Father Michael Kelly, HIV and Education
• Ann Mason, Red Ribbon Project, HIV/AIDS in Limerick
• Entertainment by Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
• Marcus Horan, Munster Rugby Player, Sport and Health

Professor Tom Lodge will chair a Panel discussion.

To attend this event RSVP to: [email protected]


Getting to Zero: Faith and Justice Perspectives on the Global AIDS Pandemic

Trocaire would like to invite you to a conference to mark World AIDS Day. This event will take place on 28 November 2012 in Renehan Hall, Maynooth College. There will be an afternoon session from 4 – 6 pm and an evening session from 7 – 9 pm.

Speakers will include:
Fr Enda McDonagh, Moral Theologian
• Ann Smith, HIV/development specialist
• Ann Nolan, HIV/development specialist
• Noreen McGrath Gumbo, HIV/development specialist
• Lucy Ghati, HIV/development specialist

To attend please RSVP to: [email protected] by Wednesday 21 November 2012.

The Voice of 650 Million Times One

Students for Health Equality invite you to our first official event happening in honour of World AIDS Day on Tuesday November 27 from 5:30-7:00pm in the Moyola Building at NUI, Galway. It will be a film screening of The Voice of 650 Million Times One followed by a panel discussion with Douglas Hamilton, the HIV advisor to Irish Aid, and Fiona Larkan, PhD, Course director at Centre for Global Health at TCD.

Subsidized transportation is available for students for those taking the bus or train. Please hold on to your receipts.

For inquiries or more details, please message [email protected] or download the flyer here

World AIDS Day Concert with the Gloria Choir

The Gloria choir returns to the wonderful surroundings of Christchurch Cathedral for the GUIDE Clinic at St James’s Hospital. The concert will be held on 29 November, 2012 from 8 – 10 pm.

Concern AIDS Day Workshop

This workshop will take place in Carmelite Centre from 10 – 3:30 pm on November 30, 2012, with Transition year students (8 classes/ 160 – 240 students) employing ‘Cause & Effect’ video clips on Prevention and Testing; Stigma; Access to Treatment; and Positive Living. See videos at http://www.concern.net/about/our-programmes/hiv-and-aids/videos

Diaspora Women’s Initiative Luncheon

A lunch will be held to mark World AIDS Day at 2pm on December 1 in the NCP Boardroom.

To commemorate World AIDS Day 2012, Dublin City Council will light up Christ Church Cathedral on 1 December

Newstalk Global Village: Getting to Zero

On December 1 there will be a Newstalk Global Village with Dil Wickremasinghe from 7 – 9pm


ACET Ireland 20th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Trevor Morrow, the minister of Lucan Presbyterian Church, a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and an ACET Ireland board member. The service will be held on December 2, 2012 at 7:30pm in the St Catherine’s Church of Ireland, Thomas Street.

AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Service

The Memorial service will be held on December 2 at 8pm in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, Galway and will feature the Cois Cladaigh Choir, Delia Boyce, Sandra Shalks adn Hildegarde Naughton

Dublin AIDS Alliance – 25 years addressing HIV/AIDS

To mark 25 years and the launch of ‘DAA – 25 years addressing HIV/AIDS’ by Minister Alex White T.D. the Dublin AIDS Alliance will hold a lunch on December 7 in the DAA Offices, 53 Parnell Square West

 Irish Aid and World Aids Day

HIV and AIDS is a key priority of Irish Aid, endorsed in the White Paper on Irish Aid (2006). Ireland’s commitment to addressing HIV and AIDS is demonstrated at the highest political levels through the sustained leadership of the Taoiseach, Ministers of Finance and Foreign Affairs and the Minister of State for Overseas Development.

Ireland, Ms  Anne Anderson, 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS, 94th plenary meeting 10 June 2011

World Aids Day 2010 in Ireland

World AIDS Day 2010 and the Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference: Partnerships to Address Health and Diseases of Poverty Challenges:  Marking World AIDS Day, 1st December 2010, The Irish Forum for Global Health together with NUI Maynooth and Irish Aid hosted a two-day conference.

2010 Father Michael Kelly Lecture:  Professor Father Michael Kelly delivered a lecture titled: HIV and AIDS: Accomplishments and Enduring Challenges. He was joined by James O’Connor, HIV activist and Development Manager of Open Heart House, Dublin presenting his lecture titled: HIV and AIDS – A Positive Perspective. James O’Connor is acutely aware of the human cost of living with HIV and AIDS due to his personal experience of AIDS. He is one of the founding HIV Positive members of Open Heart House. His lecture was followed by the launch of Father Michael Kelly’s new book ‘HIV AND AIDS A Social Justice Perspective.

Lighting of Iontas Building to mark World AIDS Day 2010:  To commemorate the more than 25 million people who have died of AIDS, and to highlight the theme for 2010 World AIDS Day on December 1st –“Universal Access and Human Rights”. The Dochas HIV and AIDS Working Group in collaboration with the Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium NUI Maynooth will lit up the Iontas Building to highlight the centrality of human rights in the global HIV and AIDS response. The LIGHT FOR RIGHTS Campaign on World AIDS Day was marked by activists and campaigners throughout the world.

For all IFGH Postings on WAD 2010 please click here…



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