Charleston Area World AIDS Day Community Awareness Candlelight Vigil

December 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church
4 Archdale St
Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Area World AIDS Day Community Awareness Candlelight Vigil @ Unitarian Church |  |  |

Join the Charleston Area World AIDS Day committee for a candlelight vigil honoring those who lost their lives to the AIDS epidemic. The committee – made up of representatives from Lowcountry AIDS Services and the Ryan White Wellness Center at Roper St. Francis Healthcare – hosts the vigil and other events as a way to educate the community about how HIV impacts Charleston.

A short reception, including refreshments and musical performances, will immediately follow the candlelight vigil. For details on other Charleston Area World AIDS Day events and free HIV testing, visit

The international theme of World AIDS Day 2016 is “Hands Up for HIV Prevention.” Locally, the theme for Charleston Area World AIDS Day is “Connecting Communities” with the goal of increasing awareness of HIV throughout our community, and focusing on bringing an end to epidemic levels of new infections.

Be part of the World AIDS Day “Hands Up for #HIVPrevention” social media campaign. Write a phrase on the palm of your hand summarizing what we need to strengthen HIV prevention efforts. Examples could be more condoms, empowerment, inclusion, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or rights for women and girls. Then take a photo of your raised hand with the word/phrase written on your palm. The photo can be your palm or your palm and your face. Then share on social media with #HIVPrevention. Also use #CHSWorldAIDSDay to share locally.