December 1 is World AIDS Day (WAD), an annual event that raises awareness about the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS.
Each year, informative and educational events are held worldwide. Candlelight vigils, concerts, letter writing campaigns, marches and more will take place all over the world. In fact, events will be held on every continent.
Different “themes” and campaign slogans are used. The theme for 2010 is “Light for Rights”, a campaign that focuses on human rights and HIV by encouraging people around the world to dim their lights in remembrance of the devastating effects AIDS has on the world.
Turning the lights back on will help keep the light on human rights and HIV.