Please join us! On December 1, 2018 we will commemorate World AIDS Day from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu.
“Know Your Status” is the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day program, which will be hosted by Church of the Crossroads in Mōʻiliʻili(1212 University Avenue) on December 1 from 5:30-7 PM. The program will feature performances by Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning duo Kūpaoa, Kananiokeakua School of Hula, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu. Attendees will include persons living with HIV, medical practitioners, public health officials, case managers,faith leaders, advocates, members of the transgender and LGBQ community, and allies in the fight against HIV.
Started on December 1st 1988, World AIDS Day is recognized around the globe as a day to take action, fight prejudice, and raise awareness about the fight against AIDS. Learn more about HIV/AIDS around the world by clicking here. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35. Around 95% of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. Right here in Hawai’i, there are an estimated 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day Hawaii in the News – “AIDS Day Goal: Hawaii to Zero”