The College of Charleston is hosting several events to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1. A celebration and program will be held at Physician’s Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will read the World AIDS Day proclamation. Dr. Kilby, MUSC Infectious Diseases, will lead a discussion about the evolution of treatment for AIDS across the world.

Also on December 1, the Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a critical asessment of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the minority community with special focus on the quality of treatment and education. The event is in Robert Scott Small, room 241 from 11:30 until 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Deronda Corbin at

From November 29 through December 5, select panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the rotunda of Addlestone Library. The panels may be viewed during the Library’s scheduled hours and a guest book is available for signature. The display is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Counseling and Substance Abuse Services, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, and Addlestone Library.

On December 2, the College is offering free and confidential HIV testing on campus from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Robert Scott Small room 319. For more information, email