What We Do
World AIDS Day Detroit’s mission is to bring people together and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in our community.
Our organization is building an HIV awareness movement in Michigan. Through events like World AIDS Day, we are able bring together AIDS Service Organizations, youth, political & business leaders, and the general public and advocate for the greater visibility of HIV/AIDS.
In Michigan there are more than 19,800 people living with HIV/AIDS, and it is essential that we continue to support HIV/AIDS programs and services that provide support and assistance for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. We believe that everyone can give something. World AIDS Day Detroit works to inspire individuals, companies, and organizations of all sizes to fundraise for HIV/AIDS services in Michigan.
Beginning in 2016 our partner organizations are eligible to receive funding through our grantmaking program.
More than 25% of all new HIV infections are among youth age 13-24. We cannot build an AIDS-Free Generation unless we end the youth HIV-epidemic. Our Youth Symposium aims to engage youth and provide students with information about HIV, stigma, and information resources.