St. Louis observed World AIDS Day on Tuesday during a day-long event at the Missouri History Museum organized by Saint Louis Effort for AIDS.

WAD15Booth exhibits lined the grand hall of the museum which was adorned with panels from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Attendees participated in break-out sessions and a service of remembrance.

The theme for this year's event was "Getting to Zero: Remembering the Impact of HIV/AIDS on our Community." and offered free, on-site HIV testing and Affordable Care Act enrollment throughout the day.

Panels included HIV 101 and Pharmacist PrEP Panel, and HIV Criminalization & PrEP for the Community.

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day is held on Dec. 1 to unite people across the world in the fight against HIV and commemorate those who have died.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at an event at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday, Dec. 4. The event is open to the public but RSVP is required.



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