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Laguna Beach Marks World AIDS Day This Saturday

Red ribbons tied on trees around town memorialize Laguna Beach residents who have died from the disease.

Small groups of people took to downtown Laguna Beach streets on Tuesday afternoon, tying 300 red ribbons around trees to memorialize AIDS victims.

The action is in advance of Saturday's annual World AIDS Day observation at Main Beach, when a reading of names of Laguna Beach residents who have died from the disease will take place.

There will also be free and confidential HIV testing at the Saturday event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (with results available in about 20 minutes), as well as a display of several panels from the Orange County AIDS quilt, health information booths, and, when night falls, a candlelight vigil.

Click the box on the right to see Patch's coverage and videos of the city's 2010 and 2011 World AIDS observations.

Scott Rawls November 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Those coordinating the World AIDS Day events should remember that there is a public art piece called "Community" on the side of Hagan Place (our local HIV/AIDS subsidized housing) that has a purpose of measuring how we are doing as a community in the HIV/AIDS fight. According to the plaque on the building, On Dec 1st annually, the lead fish in the piece adjusts up or down based on YOY numbers. For some reason it has never been adjusted since installed. Thanks.
Phil M November 28, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Scott, I have always been taught if something bothers you this much maybe it is calling your name. That would be a great thing to make this is updated and shows the correct numbers. ________________________________________ Find a Career College near you, www.americolleges.com

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