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AIDS Memorial Vigil

HIV is now largely a treatable, chronic illness. It wasn’t always this way.

As part of ROC Pride Week, the Rochester Victory Alliance,  located at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is hosting a candlelight vigil to honor Rochester-area victims of the virus and share information about the search for a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. Local activist Bruce Whitmore, who has been HIV positive for more than 30 years, is leading the event in Highland Park’s AIDS Memorial Garden at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17.

Participants are invited to speak in remembrance of friends and loved ones lost to the virus. A map to the garden is provided on the web link; signage and chalked sidewalks will be in place to lead the way from parking areas. Parking and the vigil itself are free and open to the community.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

AIDS Memorial Garden in Highland Park 175 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Event Type

Ceremonies and Traditions


General Public




Contact Phone or Email

(585) 756-2329

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