Los Angeles Turns Red to Commemorate World AIDS Day

Lights will turn red across Los Angeles County, including Los Angeles City Hall and the pylons at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, December 1st to commemorate the 31st annual World AIDS Day.

“These lights are seen by millions of people across Los Angeles every night and we hope their shining red will remind those millions of the over 31,000 Los Angelenos we have lost to AIDS and the over 61,000 of our friends and neighbors currently living with HIV/AIDS,” said Craig E. Thompson, CEO of APLA Health.

“Los Angeles County has the second largest HIV epidemic in the country and we must continue to educate everyone on how to prevent new infections. With broad access to healthcare, tools like PrEP and PEP, the science of Undetectable = Untransmittable, and the passion of countless advocates we can stop HIV in its track.”

“We have the knowledge and tools to stop HIV in our lifetime; what we need is a real commitment to action,” Thompson continued. “Hopefully people are inspired by these lights to work together as a community to stop HIV and AIDS in our County.”

For more information, please visit aplahealth.org.