World AIDS Day 2019 around Australia and the world


World AIDS Day 2019

On 1 December every year, people around the world stop to mark World AIDS Day. People from different cultures, faiths and political persuasions all put aside their differences to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourn those lost to it. Here are some images from World AIDS Day 2019 events across the globe.

Participants take part in fun runs, breakfasts, educational meetings and much more. Authorities light up buildings, bridges and other landmarks in red to signify the importance of the day.

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And meanwhile, testing, treatment, and education continue in communities around the globe.

An estimated 36.7 million people live with HIV worldwide. Up to 40 million-plus already died.

However, since a peak in 2005 HIV deaths declined with increased access to antiretroviral treatments.

The availability of PrEP also sees a decline in infections in some communities.

Brisbane City Hall

Mt Isa Hospital

The Philippines

The mayor and city health officer of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur in the Philippines join an early morning WAD run.

 

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Queensland

Communities the length and breadth of Queensland commemorated World AIDS Day 2019.

In Cairns, the regional council lit up Munro Martin Parklands on the edge of the CBD in red for the occasion.

Events also took place in the Torres Strait Islands and other regional centres on the far north.

In Mt Isa, headspace held an information event at Mt Isa Base Hospital.

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In Brisbane, the annual Candlelight Vigil took place under the Story Bridge, illuminated in red for World AIDS Day 2019.

Brisbane

World AIDS Day 2019

Cairns

Rowes Bay, Towwnsville

 

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Nigeria

 

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Melbourne

Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

 

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Ireland

City Hall, Dublin

 

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England

Red Run, London

 

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Ghana

Wearing red for WAD

 

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Tanzania

Asia Mdoe, a local Care and Treatment counsellor

 

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Hungary

Lighting up the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest

 

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India

WAS Football tournament in West Bengal. Perhaps the machine gun indicates they take their kick-offs very seriously.

World AIDS Day 2019 Red Ribbon, South Africa

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