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World AIDS Day Celebrated on St. Thomas and St. John

Dec. 1 marks Helping Others in a Positive Environment (HOPE) Inc.’s second annual World AIDS Day parade. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero.” It is time to use the imagination and let everyone know that getting to zero is a must by promoting Zero Discrimination, Zero HIV related death, and Zero new cases of new HIV infections in the U. S. Virgin Islands.
World AIDS Day is dedicated to increase awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Throughout the United States and other parts of the world, Dec. 1 is a day of remembrance of those who have passed and a celebration of the achievements made.
St. John:
A Candlelight Vigil and AIDS AwarenessWalk will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Cruz Bay Park, sponsored by HOPE Inc.
St. Thomas:
A World AIDS Day Parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, from Roy L. Schneider Hospital to Charlotte Amalie High School, with entertainment and sponsored by HOPE Inc.
For more information, contact Kahaina Browne at 777-1611 or via e-mail at kbrowne@hopeincvi.org.

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