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HIV Alliance ceremony honors World AIDs Day


December 5, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

In remembrance of lost loved ones to AIDS, attendees of the HIV Alliance's World AIDS Day Ceremony throw roses into the Willamette River.

SPRINGFIELD – Roses floated down the Willamette River on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those who lost their lives to AIDS.

As the world honored AIDS Day, the HIV Alliance met at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center for a ceremony to honor those who are working toward curing and treating the human immunodeficiency virus, those living with HIV and those who lost the battle.

As of 2016, the World Health Organization cited 675,000 deaths from HIV/AIDS in the United States since the beginning of the HIV epidemic. In Oregon alone, 8,000 people are living with HIV, Executive Director Renee Yandel sa...

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