Today, several local organizations will pay respects to’ victims of AIDS and HIV’ and attempt to raise awareness’ through events such as art exhibits and’ vigils.
The UH Wellness Center will display panels from the NAMES Project Foundation AIDS Memorial Quilt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at both the University Center Arbor and the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
The Wall of Tears at the UC Arbor will give students the opportunity to share stories about HIV and AIDS, while a memorial service for those who have died from complications resulting from AIDS will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
Free HIV testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UH Health Center.’
Students interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS can also visit a seminar on HIV from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UC.
The Consulate General of Mexico will hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate the deceased from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4506 Caroline St.
A’ citywide candlelight vigil, including a gathering at Tranquility Park in Downtown Houston, will also be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Several people living with HIV will bring their voices to the memorial and share experiences at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston.
More information on these events can be found at www.worldaidsdayhouston.org.