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World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at Dupont Circle

by Borderstan.com December 2, 2010 at 7:50 am 0

World AIDS Day Dupont Circle Luis Gomez Photos

Dupont Circle: The annual candlelight vigil on World Aids Day was held Wednesday evening. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Dupont Circle was again the sight of Whitman-Walker Clinic’s annual candlelight vigil on World AIDS Day. About 100 people showed up to light candles, hear speakers, remember loved ones lost to AIDS and show support for people living with HIV. It was a moving ceremony that also reminds us that AIDS is still a threat to millions of people around the world — and it keeps spreading.

Dec. 2 deadline: The D.C. HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (HPCPG), is looking for new members. The HPCPG is an all-volunteer group that works with the D.C. government each year to create a prevention plan to stop the spread of HIV in the District. Download the fact sheet and application.

According to the Whitman-Walter Clinic, there are more than 15,000 people living with AIDS in the Washington metropolitan area and tens of thousands more are estimated to be infected with the HIV virus. WWC is located at 14th and R St. NW.

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