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Is World AIDS Day a celebration?

In our team meeting, H-I-V.net advocates discussed:

Is World AIDS Day (December 1) a day to celebrate or a day of remembrance?

  1. I believe the day is a time to remember, celebrate, and educate.
    I don't think we have to pick one but embrace all of it.
    I normally attend two events; one where we read the names of those that have passed and one where we celebrate those that have been active in the community during the year.

    The Tree of Names Remembered

    1. Alafia (Peace) Definitely. I agree. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

  2. Every year 1st december is celebrated for solidarity of the people who are affected by the disease. The day is celebrated to show them respect and support also view my profile, the day is also celebrated to spread awareness of the disease hope you are having a great day.

    1. Alafia (Peace) Thanks for reaching out to share your thoughts. We appreciated your feedback. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

  3. I've lived through every single World Aids Day. I've used it for advocacy, sending elected officials a reminder letter/email. I've participated in candlelight memorials and activist marches.


    Sometimes I sit and remember details about people who came and went too quickly. World Aids Day is whatever I need it to be that year—constantly reminding myself that it cannot go by without acknowledgment of some kind.

    1. Alafia (Peace) What a powerful testimony. Thank you for sharing a bit of your journey with us. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

  4. Alafia (Peace) I find it hard to believe that this year will be my 33rd World AIDS Day beyond my diagnosis. In those early years it was truly about remembrance because of the deaths around me. Things have changed over the years and now I Celebrate living Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

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