Please join us in commemorating World AIDS Day, December 1. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) has killed approximately 725,000 people in the United States since the start of the pandemic in June of 1981.
HIV/AIDS disproportionally affects Black Americans across the US. According to the CDC, in 2018 Black Americans accounted for 13% of the US population, but a staggering 42% of the 37,968 new HIV diagnoses.
Come hear Dr. Allen Thompson, Director of Academic & Career Advising, talk about the impact of HIV/AIDS and his participation in the Los Angeles Black AIDS Monument, dedicated on June 27, 2021. It is the first in the nation specifically recognizing Black lives lost to AIDS.
Therese Saliba, Ph.D. she/her
Interim Associate VP of Inclusive Excellence & Student Success