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New Zealand: City to Join Rest of World in Lighting Up for AIDS

May 15, 2003

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Local residents have their chance to join with about 2,000 communities around the world taking part in Sunday's annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial. The memorial has been held each year since 1983; this year's theme is "Remembering the Cause, Renewing Our Commitment." Sexual health promotion adviser Stephanie Wirihana said last year about 30 local people lit candles in memory of those who had died of AIDS. The memorial honors those who have died, supports those living with HIV/AIDS, and raises awareness of the need to fight the disease, Wirihana said. For more information on international memorial events, visit www.candlelightmemorial.org/.

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Adapted from:
Evening Standard (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
05.15.03

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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