Wednesday, November 13, 2013

EVENT: World AIDS Day 2013




Observed worldwide on 1 December since 1998, World AIDS Day is the moment of the year where millions of people come together across the globe to commemorate people who lost their lives to HIV, applaud progress made in responding to the epidemic and recommit to ending the epidemic.


“Getting to Zero” is the theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day. The new theme, that will be used until 2015, echoes the UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination; and Zero AIDS-related deaths.” 


Locally, World AIDS Day will be celebrated with several local churches who have agreed to include messages about World AIDS Day during their Sunday, December 1, 2013 service.


As well as messages shared on December 1, 2013, three panels from the National AIDS Memorial Quilt will be brought to Fresno, along with Survivor Quilt panels, from local residents, will be on display and available for viewing on, Thursday, December 5th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Painted Table. This event is free and open to the public. 


Media representatives are invited to attend.  Spokespersons will be available for interviews before, during, and after the event.


WHERE:        The Painted Table – Tower District

                     1211 Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA

    No reservation needed and no charge for admission


WHEN:          Thursday , December 7, 2013

                      5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 


WHO:             Community Action Council for HIV and AIDS


Visit www.fcdph.org or call 559-600-3434 for more information about World AIDS Day.

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