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Saint Louis Effort for AIDS engages community through World AIDS Day event

On December 1, 2015, Saint Louis Effort for AIDS organized its annual World AIDS Day event. This year’s event was titled “Getting to Zero”: Remembering the impact of HIV/AIDS on our community, and took place at the Missouri History Museum. It included live music, exhibit booths, a names project, HIV testing and other health services, Affordable Care Act enrollment, two panel discussions, a film, and a memorial service. Hundreds of people participated in World AIDS Day 2015. The director of the Institute’s Center for Community Health Partnerships, Richelle Clark, attended this year’s event and distributed information via a table at the exhibit (pictured below in the red jacket).

Richelle Clark retired from Washington University in 2017.

Attendees at the World AIDS Day event.

According to its website, the mission of Saint Louis Effort for AIDS “is to provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease.” Its programs and services include medical care, testing, support and social groups, a pet support program, and volunteer options. The organization hosts a number of high-profile events throughout the year in addition to World AIDS Day, including Dining Out for Life, Thirst for Life, and more.

Check out the Saint Louis Effort for AIDS Facebook page for more details about the organization and additional photos from the 2015 Worlds AIDS Day event.