Candle for people living with HIV in Lebanon

On Saturday, June 4, 2022 and for the eleventh year in a row, SIDC commemorated the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, to raise awareness about HIV and remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS with this year’s theme “We Remember, We take action, we live beyond HIV”.

Candles were lit in the Gemmayzeh neighborhood in Beirut as an initiative to spread messages highlighting all kinds of stigma and discrimination that people living with HIV face in Lebanon.

As part of its work, programs and projects, SIDC continues to report and document violations of the rights of people living with HIV. Most of the human rights violations were seen within healthcare, family and friends, community, workplace, and governmental settings.