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December 2017

World AIDS Day - Ceremony, Memorial Quilt & Candlelight Vigil

When: Friday, December 01 2017 @ 12:00 PM - - 08:00PM
Where: San Jose City Hall Council Chambers
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

The City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara and local organizations invite you to join the world in recognizing WORLD AIDS DAY December 1st.

At Noon is a Red Ribbon Flag Ceremony in San Jose Council Chambers.

From 1 to 4 PM, come see the AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda.

From 6 to 8 PM, join the Candlelight Vigil outside at San Jose City Hall.

In recognition of world AIDS DAY, The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at City Hall in the Rotunda. A candle light vigil along with a short program with community members and leaders from HIV/AIDS Service agencies in Santa Clara County will start at 6:00 pm. The City of San Jose , City Hall Rotunda and Tower will be illuminated in red in recognition of World AIDS Day that evening.

Led by the Getting to Zero HIV initiative and its community partners this event along with other events leading up to World AIDS day aims at remembering those we lost and to raise further awareness about HIV/AIDS and help fight HIV/AIDS stigma.

HIV affects specific populations disproportionately across Santa Clara County. Certain individuals--inlcluding gay and bisexual men, Black women and men, Latinos and Latinas, people who inject drugs, transgender women, and young people - are at greater risk for HIV. However the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone ages 15-65 get tested for HIV at least once.

(See event web page)

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