Belcourt Theatre hosts World AIDS Day event

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Nashville’s first community-oriented, city-wide World AIDS Day event first took place on Dec. 1, 2007, when a dozen of local organizations came together to create a meaningful community dialogue about HIV/AIDS.

The Belcourt Theatre will host this year’s event on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. World AIDS Day – Nashville has grown from a five-night international film series to a live multimedia production centered around the voices of those affected by HIV in Middle Tennessee and around the world.

The mission of World AIDS Day – Nashville is to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS among Middle Tennesseans, facilitate meaningful dialogue and fight stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS, provide education on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and research, including the promotion of safe sex, address some of the different obstacles in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, and to honor and celebrate those who have lost their lives to AIDS.

This event is free and open to the public. Free on-site, confidential HIV testing, HIV prevention materials, and door prizes will be featured.