International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017


Ending AIDS Together

Millennium Sistahs Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago will commemorate the 34th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday 21st May 2017, at the Holy Saviour Anglican Church, Curepe. The commemoration will take the form of a church service beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by a candlelight procession around the block in the vicinity of the church. The public is invited to join us on this important day on the HIV/AIDS calendar.  Wear something white.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM), coordinated by the Global Network of People Living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world.  Started in 1983, the IACM takes place every 3rd Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in over 115 countries.  This event serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS.  This year marks 10 years since Millennium Sistahs T&T has been hosting this event.

With aphiv-aids-ribbonproximately 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important, global intervention for breaking down barriers to stigma and discrimination and giving hope to new generations. It also provides opportunities to celebrate loved ones who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS related diseases; to show solidarity with people living with HIV; to raise awareness around HIV within society and to reduce stigma and discrimination against key populations, including men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers and young people.

All are welcome. Come and remember your loved ones who have died.