About the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost to AIDS. It is an opportunity to honour those who dedicated their lives to helping people living with and affected by HIV and continue to mobilise our communities in solidarity. People living with HIV started the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events organized across the world by community-based organisations, from motorbike rallies by women living with HIV to uplifting ceremonies in places of worship and workplaces. Such events have helped raise awareness about HIV and more importantly have helped break down stigma within our communities.

About the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost to AIDS. It is an opportunity to honour those who dedicated their lives to helping people living with and affected by HIV and continue to mobilise our communities in solidarity. People living with HIV started the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events organized across the world by community-based organisations, from motorbike rallies by women living with HIV to uplifting ceremonies in places of worship and workplaces. Such events have helped raise awareness about HIV and more importantly have helped break down stigma within our communities.

Messages of support and personal stories remembering those who have been lost and looking towards the future

The Quilt is a memorial to those who have died of HIV related illnesses

2020 Memorial with COVID-19 Restrictions

This year, as we remember those we have lost, let us take actions that are safe so that we live beyond COVID-19 and HIV. in light of the restrictions on events and gatherings that can take place within New Zealand, we are encouraging people to mark the annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial as an individual using available digital platforms.
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Use our Facebook Frame which can be added to your profile to show your support for the candlelight memorial in the weeks leading up to Sunday 17th May 2020.
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Use #AIDScandlelightmemorial on your social posts to show your support for the Candlelight Memorial
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Send a Personal Message, which will be displayed here showing your support to the world - messages can either be displayed anonymously or named depending on your preference.

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The oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world
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