SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - All across the world Saturday, people came together to honor World AIDS Day. People here in Utah marked the day as well. Red lights illuminated the city and county building, a tribute to those who've lost their lives to AIDS and those who continue to combat it.
“This is a world-wide event and this is just the Salt Lake piece of it where we all come together to remember all the people who have died and have been impacted by HIV/AIDS,” said Larry Lee, Utah AIDS Foundation.
Organizers said they hope to share the importance of getting rid of the stigma that comes with having HIV/AIDS in Utah.
“The purpose of this event for us is that we are able to raise awareness not just of HIV/AIDS, but also the related stigma that people are still living with in our community,” said Tyler Fisher, Utah AIDS Foundation. “We know that if we combat that stigma on a local level that we are going to be able to start looking at ending AIDS as a community and nation and world.”