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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 30, 2016

World Aids Day- Candle Light Vigil & Reception
to be held Thursday, December 1st on St. Croix and St. Thomas

The public (community stakeholders, public/private sector, senators, medical professionals, etc.) is cordially invited to attend the Department of Health’s Communicable Diseases World Aids Day Candle Light Vigil & Reception, on Thursday, December 1st. World Aids Day is recognized every year on December 1st; it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. 

December 1st (Thursday) – World AIDS Day is also a time to celebrate progress in care and treatment since the 1990’s and a time to pay homage to those who continue to fight and endure the battle. The 2016 campaign theme is: “Leadership, Commitment, Impact.”

St. Croix

December 1, 2016, 5:30pm- Walk, 6:00pm Candlelight Vigil & Reception; - The event on St. Croix will begin at 5:30pm, with a march from Basin Triangle parking lot, to Fort Christian. The Vigil is then expected to begin at 6:00pm at the Gazebo in front of Fort Christian. A Meet-&-Greet reception, with light refreshments, will immediately follow the Vigil.

St. Thomas

December 1, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00pm Candlelight Vigil Program, Symbolic Balloon Release and Reception at the Emancipation Garden Bandstand. A Meet-&-Greet reception, with light refreshments, will follow the Vigil. 

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