Numerous events were held in Silicon Valley to mark World AIDS Day. Among them:
- A civic ceremony and interfaith gathering was held in downtown San Jose, where proclamations and speeches about the epidemic's continuing impact were delivered.
- The Health Trust AIDS Service in Campbell, which serves 3,000 area residents, marked its 20th anniversary on Friday.
- About 300 people turned out for a Saturday event organized by The Journey, a San Jose-based church. The volunteers assembled orange "caregiver kits" that included anti-bacterial soap, washcloths, anti-fungal creams, cotton balls, acetaminophen, and other items for overseas AIDS health care providers. Last fiscal year, the Christian relief group World Vision sent 75,000 of the kits abroad; it hopes to send another 250,000 this year.
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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.