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This is a research guide highlighting local, national and international resources and information about HIV and AIDS.
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ThumbnailWorld AIDS Week 2012  
November 26 - December 2

THE WAW Committee is a community-wide effort to coordinate World AIDS Week activities in Washtenaw County, Michigan.


Social Media

WAW on facebook!



WAW on twitter!
Official hastag: #waw12


What is AIDS?

"AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the most advanced stages of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that kills or damages cells of the body's immune system.

HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. AIDS may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.

The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go a month or two after infection. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.

A blood test can tell if you have HIV infection. Your health care provider can perform the test, or call the national referral hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO (24 hours a day, 1-800-232-4636 in English and en español; 1-888-232-6348 - TTY).

There is no cure, but there are many medicines to fight both HIV infection and the infections and cancers that come with it. People can live with the disease for many years." (MedlinePlus)


Get Tested. Make it Contagious.

This video is part of the Get Tested. Make it Contagious campaign which is designed to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and increase testing among college students. The students, who are unaware they have a pickle on them, are symbolic of many people being unaware that they have contracted an STD. The only way for students to find out if they are in a pickle (have an STD) is to get tested. (CDC)

Campus Resources

University of Michigan HIV/AIDS resources.

  • Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
    The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center serve as resources of support for diverse student populations in our campus community.
  • University Health Service
    UHS is a health care clinic located on the central campus of the University of Michigan. With approximately 70,000 visits per year, UHS is a highly utilized campus resource, part of the Division of Student Affairs
  • UMHS HIV/AIDS Treatment Program
    Our team is made up of individuals who are solely dedicated to providing
    care for people living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Washtenaw County American Red Cross Club at the University of Michigan
    Exists to further the mission of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • Spectrum Center
    With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Our work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy and support.


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