World AIDS Day

Greetings, CMCC community.

For the past four years, the CMCC community has recognized World AIDS Day through sharing education, research, personal experiences and resources. This year, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a global epidemic that has taken the lives of more than 32 million people worldwide2. The COVID-19 pandemic responses and urgent social and political issues have shifted the world’s gaze from the UNAIDS’ goal of ending the AIDS epidemic globally by 20303; but it is time to get back on track. World AIDS Day is largely about reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS, so more individuals will have the courage to take the initiative to be tested and those with HIV/AIDS will have a better quality of life – through treatment and reduced social pressure. 

In support of World Aids Day, we invite you to join the 2SQLGBTQIA+ Club and the Division of Clinical Education virtually today at 1pm to commemorate World AIDS Day with a guest speaker from Freddie, a Canadian healthcare organization that helps to provide affordable, accessible and judgment free care to patients who have traditionally been marginalized4.  This year, we will be focusing on the history of treatment for HIV/AIDS and developments with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). 

To join us at 1pm, please click Zoom Meeting link below.  You are not required to pre-register for this event.

Please take a moment to read through some educational resources provided below. 

HIV Basics  

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)  

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)  

Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week 



  1. 40 years of the AIDS response [Internet]. UNAIDS; 2021 [cited 2021Nov5]. Available from:  
  2. Reflections on 40 years of HIV [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2021 [cited 2021Nov5]. Available from:  
  3. The AIDS response in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development: Joint work, shared gains [Internet]. UNAIDS; 2021 [cited 2021Nov5]. Available from:   
  4. Learn more about Freddie and our mission [Internet]. Learn More About Freddie And Our Mission. Freddie; [cited 2021Nov5]. Available from: