This is a research guide highlighting local, national and international resources and information about HIV and AIDS.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2012
World 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.
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"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
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)
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)
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.