15 May '11, 2pm

Candlelight memorial held to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS

Candlelight memorial held to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS

SINGAPORE : An AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held at the Sky Terrace at SCAPE in Orchard on Sunday evening. The memorial was organised by the Action for AIDS, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National University Hospital (NUH). The candlelight memorial, in its 20th year in Singapore, was held in remembrance of lives lost to the disease. And in doing so, Singapore joined 115 countries in raising awareness of the disease. Action for AIDS, a voluntary community based organisation, said more than 1,300 Singaporeans died of HIV/AIDS as at end of December last year. The memorial featured real stories from those struggling to live with the disease, and brought together families, caregivers and friends of those affected by HIV/AIDS. Action for AIDS said some 33 million people worldwide live with HIV. In Singapore, just under 5,000 Singaporeans were reported to be living with the dis...

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