The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost to AIDS. It is an opportunity to honour those who dedicated their lives to helping people living with and affected by HIV and continue to mobilise our communities in solidarity. People living with HIV started the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events organized across the world by community-based organisations, from motorbike rallies by women living with HIV to uplifting ceremonies in places of worship and workplaces. Such events have helped raise awareness about HIV and more importantly have helped break down stigma within our communities.
2021 Memorials being held around New Zealand
4.50pm History in Pictures – 5pm Memorial
Tararua Tramping Clubrooms 4 Moncrieff St (off Elizabeth St), Mt Victoria
6pm – St Matthews in the City Cnr Hobson & Wellesley St
2021 Digitial Memorial
For those who do not live near or are unable to attend a local memorial this year, we are encouraging people to mark the annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial as an individual using available digital platforms.