World AIDS Day – December 1st

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Please join Boulder County AIDS Project as we Commemorate World AIDS Day

on Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 2011 World AIDS Day theme is “Getting to Zero”… Zero AIDS related deaths. Zero discrimination. Zero new HIV infections.

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

Over 7,000 people are infected worldwide with HIV everyday, with 33 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS. To honor this, and the approximately 600 men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in BCAP’s service area (Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties), we offer a day-long schedule of events in Boulder on December 1.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BCAP’s Prevention Department facilitates an Awareness Campaign on the Pearl Street Mall (in front of the Courthouse) to speak with passers-by about HIV prevention, World AIDS Day, and the reality that AIDS is not over. They will distribute safer-sex supplies and prevention materials.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. World AIDS Day Concert: BCAP welcomes the Resonance Women’s Chorus, directed by Sue Coffee and the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, directed by Ben Riggs, who will present a World AIDS Day Concert. It will be held in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.bcap.org, by calling BCAP at 303-444-6121, or at the door.