November 18, 2013


SUBJECT:    World AIDS Day 2013

UC San Diego will honor World AIDS Day Monday, December 2, 2013 to focus attention on and raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had in the San Diego community, the nation and the world. World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on December 1.

Our campus will sponsor a number of opportunities throughout the day in recognition of World AIDS Day, including the display of three sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Price Center Ballroom East from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Other events include:

Red ribbon distribution throughout campus on Library Walk

Exhibits from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Price Center Ballroom
East, showcasing the impact of HIV and AIDS, as well as musical
performances at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

HIV/AIDS Resource and Information Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. at Library Walk

Stories from young people living with HIV at 7:00 p.m. at
Eleanor Roosevelt College, Middle Earth Lounge

Free HIV testing from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
December 3, at Library Walk

Sections of the Quilt on display will be ones that have emerged from San Diego organizations and individuals as San Diegans have responded to the AIDS crisis, both in the early years of the epidemic and through today.

In recognition of this event, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay that employees may apply to their attendance at any World AIDS Day event. Supervisors may allow one hour of administrative leave with pay for staff to participate in World AIDS Day programs, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.

Information regarding all of the World AIDS Day activities at UC San Diego may be found at

Pradeep K. Khosla