Local Residents Working Together For an AIDS-Free Generation

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (KTVI)-The 2012 theme for World AIDS Day is "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation. World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world. CDC’s new report shows that 1 in 4 new HIV infections occur in youth, ages 13-24 years.  About 34 million people are living with HIV globally and HIV remains the leading cause of death  of women age 15 to 59.

Several events will be held in and around St. Louis:

St. Louis World AIDS Day Forum  Engineers Club Of St. Louis , Lindell Blvd 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday , December 1, 2012

 Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley will host two days of events in commemoration of World AIDS Day Dec. 1st & 2nd.  A candlelight procession of four quilt panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will begin at 4:30 pm Dec. 1st.