World AIDS Day, set for Dec. 1, will provide an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of the continuing epidemic around the globe.
This year’s theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.” Several events are scheduled statewide in observance of World AIDS Day, including:
— World AIDS Day testing event: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, 604 N. Walnut St., Wilmington. Free rapid HIV testing. Free food to all who complete the test process. Random door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. For more, call 472-3002.
— Candlelight Walk: 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Candlelight vigil and walk. Reading of the names of those lost to AIDS; a community supper will be held after. Free HIV testing will be provided from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Camp Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave. The Candlelight Walk kicks off at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and the Service of Remembrance begins at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 18 Olive Ave. For more: 227-5620, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Anything But Clothes Fashion Show: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Delaware State University Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center Parlors B and C, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover. Hosted by Brandywine Counseling & Community Services. Design an outfit made out of prevention messaging and risk-reduction materials such as condoms, dental dams, lube packets, female condoms, etc. Door and grand prizes of $300, $200 and $100. Free HIV testing and screenings via the COPE RV. Live DJ and free food. For more: 504-5999, email@example.com.
— World AIDS Day Youth and Family Forum: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2, Delaware Technical Community College, 300 N. Orange St., Wilmington. Hosted by AIDS Delaware and Brandywine Counseling and Community Services. Community event to raise awareness about HIV. Exhibitors and panel discussions with people living with HIV. Free testing available on-site. For more: 652-6776.