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December 1 is World AIDS Day, recognised globally since 1988.

The red ribbon is recognised worldwide as the symbol for HIV and AIDS. Those who wear it, especially on World AIDS Day, indicate their support for those living with and affected by HIV.

On 1 December 2015, World AIDS Day, coincides with JOY 94.9’s 22nd anniversary as Australia’s only LGBTI radio station. JOY 94.9 continues its proud tradition of contributing to World AIDS Day in partnership with Victoria’s peak body for people living with and affected by HIV, Living Positive Victoria.

Victoria continues to model the way in the ongoing response to HIV and is striving towards achieving UNAIDS goals of getting to zero: zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination by 2020.

Inspired by last year’s AIDS 2014 Conference, World AIDS Day 2015 has been expanded to include a series of free and accessible events drawing together the diverse elements of the Victorian response to HIV while highlighting Leadership, Community and Science.

Events for World AIDS Day 2015 will be hosted at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) and JOY 94.9 will be there bringing you all of the highlights throughout the day.

As always, we at JOY 94.9 are keen to shine a light on the important messages of World AIDS Day. Getting to Zero pays tribute to the core reasons JOY 94.9 was founded and we are looking forward to broadcasting some really special content on air on 1 December, as well as across the course of our anniversary week,” says Amy Moon, General Manager, JOY 94.9.

The day’s program of events are free and everyone engaged in the response to HIV are encouraged to attend. The day’s events conclude with the Positive Living Centre Memorial at 6pm, a special service to commemorate and remember those lost to AIDS and HIV held at the Positive Living Centre, 51 Commercial Road, Prahran.

 

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