When: Mon., Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2014
The Charleston Area World AIDS Day Committee has organized a candlelight vigil on Monday to remember all those who live with AIDS and those who lost their lives. In an email, the committee reminded us that more than 1 million people just in the United States are living with HIV, and about 50,000 new infections occur in the U.S. each year. And about 26 percent of those new cases are among individuals ages 13 to 25, according to the American Foundation for AIDS Research. After the vigil, speakers from the medical, religious, and HIV communities will discuss what the disease means to the Lowcountry. The College of Charleston a capella group The Charleston Vibes and the choir of Grace Metropolitan at Adam’s AME Church will perform as well. Candles will be provided for the vigil. On Wed. Dec. 3, the James Island Carmike movie theater will show Blood Brother, a documentary about a man who moves to India, where he restarts his life at an HIV orphanage. Tickets cost $11, and proceeds will benefit the orphanage featured in the film.