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World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. On this important day wearing a red ribbon signifies support of those living with HIV and remembrance of those lost to AIDS. Wearing a red ribbon will show you care about the issue of HIV/AIDS in your community as well as world wide.

World AIDS Day was first observed December 1, 1988. It was conceived by public information officers for the Global Program on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (now known as UNAIDS.)

World AIDS Day Vigil


Each year on December 1, World AIDS Day, RHAC, in conjunction with several community partners, organizes an AIDS Vigil in London.

This year's World AIDS Day Vigil in London will be held at Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Drive, London starting at 6:30 p.m.

See the poster.


AIDS Awareness Week/World AIDS Day

AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

The week of November 26-December 1, 2012 marks AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. The week is a chance for RHAC to raise awareness about the many issues associated with HIV/AIDS locally. It culminates each year with World AIDS Day on December 1, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS issues worldwide and an occasion to call upon leaders to honour their commitments in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Red Scarf Project

Red Scarf Project

We are looking to collect approximately 400 red scarves created by community members for AIDS Awareness Week, November 26-December 1.
On the morning of November 30 we will be creating a public awareness installation in downtown London using the scarves. Each scarf will include an information card that explains the significance of the red ribbon and the ongoing issues related to HIV/AIDS locally. People will be encouraged to take the scarves home with them and any remaining pieces will be gathered and given out to RHAC service users.

Tue, 09/29/2015

Rocky Horror Picture Show

This has become an annual fundraising event for RHAC. A screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show is presented the Thursday evening before Hallowe'en at Rainbow Cinemas, proud supporters of the HIV/AIDS cause.

We encourage all attendees to dress up as their favourite Rocky Horror character and participate in the costume contest before the screening. For a $2 entry fee, you can win some great prizes!

Costume contest: 7:30 p.m.
Screening: 8:00 p.m.

Anonymous Testing Clinic, St. Thomas

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and London Intercommunity Health Centre's Options Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic will be hosting a free, anonymous testing clinic in St. Thomas on Wednesday, September 26 from 12-2 p.m.

The clinic will be held at the Central Community Health Centre, 359 Talbot Street, St. Thomas.

Rapid testing is done in a private room, and you will get your results in 15-20 minutes. You will receive pre and post-test counselling. No appointments needed - just drop in!

Volunteer Orientation & HIV Basics

If you are interested in becoming an RHAC volunteer, you can attend Volunteer Orientation.

At this session you will learn about RHAC's mission and values, what volunteer opportunities are available and learn some HIV Basics.

Please contact Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Natalie Hebert by calling 519-434-1601 or emailing, to sign up for the orientation session or to learn more about volunteering at RHAC.

Walk - Early Results

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life London happened the evening of Saturday, September 15 at Wonderland/Springbank Gardens.

The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time walking in the evening as the sun started to go down. See the photo above of walkers holding red paper lanterns - a very nice touch!

To date we have raised approximately $35,000!

Wed, 09/12/2012

New RHAC Board of Directors

RHAC Board of Directors for 2012-13

Thursday, September 6 was RHAC's Annual General Meeting at which a new Board of Directors was acclaimed.

Meet the 2012-13 RHAC Board:

  • Tamara Landry, President
  • Mana Khami, Vice President
  • Stephen Barr
  • Eugene Dufour
  • Lynn Humfress-Trute
  • Nancy Griffiths
  • Adam Guzman
  • Tendayi Gwaradzimba
  • Laurie Patterson
  • Matthew Reid
  • Bryna Warshawsky

Welcome to you all!

    Mon, 09/10/2012