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Lithgow Commemorates World AIDS Day

Source: Lithgow City Council
Archived 24 Jan 2018 - Posted: 27 Nov 2017
World AIDS Day, held on 1 December each year, raises awareness across the world about HIV and AIDS. It is a day for the community to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died of AIDS related conditions or other conditions associated with HIV.

The Library will be hosting an event at 10am on Friday 1 December to mark World AIDS Day and to raise awareness about HIV and its treatment, diagnosis and living with HIV. There will be guest speakers, the Lithgow Community Choir will be performing and there will be a short memorial for those lost to HIV and AIDS.

Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the HIV virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Like every town in Australia, Lithgow has lost precious members of our community to HIV. This is an opportunity for us to come together, to grieve and remember our loved ones lost and to raise awareness about this issue which is still relevant for so many in the local and global communities.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 
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