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Giant Red Ribbon Marks 30th AIDS Anniversary In San Francisco

A giant red ribbon was staked to the eastern slope of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks on Sunday to commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic.

SF Gate has the story:

More than 15,000 San Franciscans are living reminders that the infection has not disappeared.

“It’s gone from a death sentence to a chronic disease,” said Patrick Carney, who was diagnosed with the AIDS virus in 1987 and who today, at 55 years old, relies on dozens of pills and two injections a day to keep his compromised immune system strong.

On Sunday morning, as tourists around him from England, Sweden, China and states closer to home took snapshots of the cityscape views from atop Twin Peaks, Carney quietly peered down the hillside at the newly laid red ribbon.

Made from 15,000 square feet of plastic tarp and held down by 400 stakes, the symbol should be visible from the East Bay on a clear day.

Read the full article via SF GATE