California: Bay Area Events Honor World AIDS Day
December 1, 2009
Many events are planned across the Bay Area to commemorate the 21st annual observance of World AIDS Day. On Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m., a symposium will mark the 25th anniversary of the University of California-San Francisco's AIDS Health Project. Ilan H. Meyer of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will give the keynote address at the event in Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus St.; visit www.ari.ucsf.edu. An ecumenical service of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St. From noon to 7 p.m., the AIDS Healthcare Foundation will offer free HIV testing at its five Out of the Closet thrift stores in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. On Sunday, Dec. 6, the Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco will welcome guest speaker John Hassell, UNAIDS' Washington director. The church is located at 150 Eureka St.; visit www.mccsf.org.
Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)
11.26.2009; Seth Hemmelgarn
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