• Estonia

    Candlelight Advocacy

    The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is committed to ending HIV by raising awareness and advocating for the advancement of effective policies at all levels. The Candlelight Advocacy Platform is inspired on current thinking to improve the HIV response.

    This current thinking includes the UNAIDS strategy Getting to Zero: Zero AIDS related Deaths, Zero new HIV infections and Zero Stigma and discrimination, and the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention framework as driven by the movement of people living with HIV. Get involved with one of the world’s oldest movements against HIV and join the coalition of people worldwide raising awareness about HIV.

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  • India 2005 By Vinay Sapkal PATHWAY

    Get Involved

    Get involved with one of the world’s oldest movements against HIV and join the coalition of people worldwide raising awareness about HIV.

    Your support is essential to stop stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and to help with the commemoration of the millions of people who passed away since the beginning of the HIV epidemic.

    Participate in a memorial near you. Support the coordinators of a memorial to organize the event. Or register to join the diverse coalition of volunteers around the world as they plan local memorials.

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is much more than just a memorial. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.

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