World AIDS Day
Sunday is not on the first day of December, it’s also World AIDS Day. To mark the occasion, Archbishop Thomas Wenski celebrated a special World AIDS Day Mass at St. Mary Cathedral to pray for those living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and in remembrance of those who have passed away because of complications caused by HIV.
On Saturday evening, over 2,500 people will take to the streets of Wilton Manors for a walk honoring community members lost to HIV/AIDS, and to gather at a rally supporting the cause.
On the eve of World AIDS Day, the City of Miami is partnering with several organizations to recognize and remember those affected by AIDS. South Florida leads the country in new HIV infections.
In observance of World AIDS Day, Miami-Dade’s health department will offer free Rapid HIV testing at Miami-Dade Metrorail stations this Friday.
In Wilton Manors, the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus was marked by hundreds of people walking the streets, carrying candles and quilts in honor of those who died from AIDS and those who live with the disease, a memorial marking World AIDS day.
It’s World AIDS Day, a day of AIDS awareness, prevention and testing, and that message is especially important in South Florida.
On the eve of “World AIDS Day” there is some sobering news for South Florida.
Millions of Americans will pause on Wednesday to remember a loved one or friend who has died of AIDS.