On the occasion of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service, Telangana State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) will be organizing a rally on May 15 from Osmania Medical College, Koti to Directorate of Medical Education and a meeting will be held in DME Hall. The Rally will start by 6.30 pm i.e. soon after sunset. Various stakeholders like NGOs/CBOs and PLHIV networks will participate.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV, is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world and it is observed on third Sunday of May every year in memory of those who died of AIDS.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS and it serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations. (NSS)