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World AIDS Day

Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.

This year’s theme, Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships, challenges us to work together to accelerate progress toward ending HIV as a public health threat around the world. Since the beginning of the epidemic, partnerships among governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, community-based organizations, and many others have been key to the programs and scientific achievements that have brought us to this moment—we now have the tools needed to control the epidemic and lay the groundwork for ending this disease. To reach that goal, we must continue to strengthen our partnerships, be accountable in using resources as efficiently and effectively as possible, and be transparent in making sure our work delivers the results we need.

To get involved, please look for and join one of the World AIDS Day events around the state:

  • Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force
    World AIDS Day Open House and Candlelight Vigil

    Thursday, November 29th from 4:30-6:00PM
    The Training Institute at Welcoming Light
    45 High Street, Nashua NH
    Open house – 4:30-5:30pm, Walk to City Hall – 5:30-6:00pm
    For more information call (603)595-8464
  • World AIDS Day Events
    Etched from Granite - Digital Stories of HIV in New Hampshire

    Sponsored by Merrimack Valley Assistance Program
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
    M&D Playhouse
    1857 White Mountain Highway
    North Conway, NH 03860
  • For more information, please contact Beverly Hammond at

HIV Testing in New Hampshire

For HIV testing, see your health care provider; visit your community health center; or, contact one of the agencies below. The listed agencies receive funds from the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services to support their offering of HIV and HCV counseling; testing and referral services; and, STD counseling, testing and treatment services. Please contact the agency to learn more about their fee schedule and the availability of low to no cost services.

City/Town Site Day/Hours
Manchester Manchester
Health Department
1528 Elm Street
(603) 624-6466

By Appointment Only

By Appointment Only

Nashua Nashua
Health Department
18 Mulberry Street
(603) 589-4500
3:00pm- 6:00pm

For more information regarding HIV testing, please contact the NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496.

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