How to 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.

The 2020 candlelight memorial will be carried out without conglomerations of people due COVID19, meaning there will be no candle light memorial public gatherings this year. It is recommended that members of the public participate in this year’s memorial virtually by sharing your actions on social media. Here is a guide on how you can participate.

For networks and organisations

Share with others

  • As a call in the days and weeks prior to the memorial, invite people through social networks to participate in the "International AIDS Candlelight Memorial" on the 17th May 2020. Share the 2020 poster so that each person around the world who wishes to participate has all the information they need about the memorial.

Our Call: Join the virtual candlelight memorial by holding a vigil

How to

  • Light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight from your terrace, balcony, garden or anywhere safe and share the moment using social media. 
  • Take photographs of your action and share with the world via social media.
  • Share your remembrance, take action or live beyond HIV text or video message in your respective language on social media.  
  • Use the stories tool, save the most relevant ones in featured stories, share the official poster, and images about what happens during the vigil – also share any other information that is related to the Candle Light Memorial.

When sharing your memorial day action on social media please include our primary hashtag #candlelightmemorial2020