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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2016

Sunday May 15th 2016 marks the 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. The Memorial provides an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and to remember the friends and family that have been lost to AIDS. This years theme is “Engage, Educate, Empower”.

When the AIDS Candlelight Memorial was first held in 1983, no one could have predicted the scale of the global HIV epidemic. With millions of lives lost and around 37 million people currently living with HIV, HIV remains a challenging reality. While for some people HIV has become a chronic disease, many others lack access to treatment and experience HIV-related stigma, discrimination and human rights violations on a daily basis.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial reminds us of the impact that HIV still has on our lives. The Memorial emphasizes the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and work together in the response to HIV; To engage people, communities, governments and donors in ending the epidemic; To educate the current and next generation about HIV, treatment, prevention and care, and how it affects our lives; and to empower people living with HIV in all their diversity to stand up for their right to live a life free of stigma and discrimination.

Date: Sunday May 15th 2016
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Location:  Robertson Park AIDS Memorial, Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, Western Australia

Facilitated by the PLHIV Community Forums
Supported by the WA AIDS Council

Please RSVP before Saturday 14th May to wanapwhareps@napwha.org.au

Click below to view the eFlyer:

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Live outside of Western Australia? Click here for a map outlining Memorials taking place around the world.

Source: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.