World Aids Day

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Today on World AIDS Day we stand with others worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

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Some practical ways you can commemorate today are: 

  • Schedule a candlelight service of remembrance for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • Have a service of healing for those living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.

  • Observe a moment of silence during worship for those who have died of AIDS.

  • During liturgy pray for people infected with HIV, those living with AIDS, and family and friends who are affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • Distribute HIV/AIDS Fact sheets and red ribbons for the Sunday before World AIDS Day.

  • Invite those living with HIV/AIDS to share their stories.

  • Have Chapter members become involved with a local AIDS group to provide meals, transportation, shelter, companionship or other services to people living with AIDS.

  • Start a spiritual support group for persons impacted by HIV including: family members, persons infected, care givers, siblings.

  • Write a letter (or article, if possible) to your local newspaper supporting World AIDS Day.

  • Contact the NAMES Project and bring The AIDS Memorial Quilt to your community.

  • Organize special displays of books and resource materials about HIV/AIDS at your local library.

  • Initiate or particapte in interfaith observances of World AIDS Day in your community.

  • Encourage your work places to display posters, flyers or brochures about HIV/AIDS.

  • Provide Red Ribbons with safety pins to libraries, colleges and coffee shops.

  • Purchase an up-to-date book on HIV/AIDS or a video and give it to your local school, college or public library.