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World AIDS Day

Message from San Diego Pride ahead of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Dear Pride Family, 

In the 80’s, I remember some of the very first bullying that came my way was from kids at recess calling me gay and telling me that I was going to “get AIDS, die, and burn in hell for all eternity.” Many of us know all too well what this shame, fear, and stigma feels like. It’s something we all work to combat to

this day.

National AIDS Memorial to observe World AIDS Day with events honoring Voices of Hope

As people from around the world come together on December 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day, the National AIDS Memorial will bring together more than 1,600 supporters, friends and loved ones for two-days of events to pay tribute to the lives lost, inspire remembrance, healing and convey an important message of hope for the future.

Royal couple honor World AIDS Day

Prince Harry and his fiancé Meghan Markle address the crowd at World AIDS Day in UK.

Newly engaged royal couple Prince Harry and his fiancé Meghan Markle are recognizing World AIDS Day today in Nottingham.

They attended the #SeeRed event put together by the Terrence Higgins Trust organization.

The couple addressed the crowd, both wearing red ribbons to commemorate the occasion.

Today is World AIDS Day

Seven in 10 people at high risk for HIV who weren’t tested last year saw a healthcare provider during that year.

Today, Dec. 1, marks World AIDS Day, an annual event intended to highlight the success of worldwide efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as the importance of continued support for these efforts, while remembering those whose lives were lost to the disease.

Events are scheduled around the globe, including here in San Diego, to mark the day.

The Las Vegas strip turns red for World AIDS Day

Keep Memory Alive Event Center

Nevada’s biggest landmarks honored those affected by HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day in a spectacular way yesterday.

Starting at 8 pm , casinos and landmarks showed their support by changing their marquees and logos red; the universal color of AIDS awareness and support. 

Panels from AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at UC San Diego on Dec. 1

Sections of the AIDS Quilt will be on display at the UC San Diego at the Price Center East Ballroom on Dec. 1

U.C San Diego will recognize World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, by displaying sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

This yearly affair hopes to not only educate San Diego about the AIDS crisis, but will offer lectures as well as entertainment during the presentation.

Back Out With Benny: Mixing the holidays with community

Sometimes the number of events taking place within our community gets tiring — even for the most seasoned of socialites — but I remind myself how fortunate I am to live in a place and be part of a community (since I was 16 years old, nearly 20 years now) that offers me such a wide variety of options to mix, connect, meet new people, and to raise funds and support for great causes.

San Diego's Tree of Life vigil to be held on World AIDS Day

The trees are decorated with ornaments that honor those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and will remain on display throughout the holiday season at Village Hillcrest. Ornaments can be purchased now through that evening and personalized with a message.