Do Something Useful for World AIDS Day!

 Health   Mon, November 30, 2009 04:25 PM

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, December 1st, please join D.C. residents, HIV/AIDS organizations and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for Save D.C. Needle Exchange Day on Capitol Hill. 

You are invited to a press conference at 9:30 a.m., followed by the chance to visit House and Senate offices to express your support for removing a new needle exchange ban pending in the Senate.  Come to the Rayburn House Office Building (Independence and South Capitol) room 2154.  Call the Congresswoman’s office at 225-8050 if you have questions. 

In addition, the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs has offered the following list of District wide activities:

  • Unveiling of Seniors AIDS Education Quilt will take place at 11:00am at the Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center, 3500 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE. Seniors at the center crafted an AIDS quilt that will be part of traveling display to educate seniors about HIV/AIDS. For more information contact Mary Hughes at


  • Cupcakes for a Cause, all day Georgetown Cupcake will be selling a special cupcake with 100% of proceeds of sells of that cupcake benefitting Pediatric AIDS Care. You must specify when ordering that you want the Pediatric Care cupcakes. For more information visit,


  • Whitman-Walker will co-sponsor the DC Center’s “HIV Vaccine Research: A New Chapter” luncheon at 12 noon at the Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW. For more information, visit  



  • Whitman Walker Clinic annual candlelight vigil will be held this year at DuPont Circle beginning at 5:30pm. Following the vigil Whitman Walker Clinic will host a fundraiser, Red Hot Night at Hotel Rouge, 1315 16th St., NW.


  • Our Heroes: World AIDS Day Reception takes place at 6:30pm at the DC Center, 1111 14th Street NW highlighting Our Heroes, a collection of 150 striking black and white photographs honoring the people, places, and events that marked or charged the history of HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC in the last 25+ years.  The exhibit will remain on display at the Center for the month of December.


  • Ads Vs. AIDS: 25 Years of Communications for the Cause exhibit opening at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St., NW from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A portion of art sales that evening will benefit a local HIV/AIDS organization.


  • All day: Free confidential HIV testing will be available at:
    • Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and in the Gay Men’s Health and Wellness/STD Clinic beginning at 6:00 pm
    • Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Suburban Maryland AIDS Reduction Team at the Montgomery Co. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2000 Dennis Ave. in  Silver Spring, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.


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