AFAN and Las Vegas Landmarks Support World AIDS Day

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) and the Las Vegas community showed support in the fight against HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day today with a series of commemorations around town honoring those living with or affected by the disease.

AFAN team poses for photo before switching the lights red
AFAN team poses for photo before switching the lights red

“AFAN is dedicated to continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS until there are no more infections,” said Antioco Carrillo, AFAN executive director. “Our goal has been and always will be making Nevada AIDS-free, and when we do we will throw a huge celebration!”

Starting at 8 p.m., Las Vegas casinos and landmarks turned their marquees and buildings red. The full list of participating properties is below.

  • Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Caesars Palace
  • Downtown Summerlin
  • Fashion Show
  • Flamingo Las Vegas
  • Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • Keep Memory Alive Event Center
  • Las Vegas City Hall
  • MEET Las Vegas
  • Miracle Mile Shops
  • Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
  • Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
  • Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino
  • SLS Las Vegas
  • Tivoli Village
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Forum Shops at Caesars
  • The Linq Hotel & Casino
  • The Linq Promenade and High Roller Observation Wheel
  • The Palazzo
  • The Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • The Venetian
  • Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

AFAN is also hosting their annual holiday toy drive now through Dec. 5 to make this season special for children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Please visit to learn how to adopt a child or family from the digital angel tree.

For more information on World AIDS Day and other AFAN initiatives, visit

Photos Courtesy of AFAN

About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2018 marks AFAN’s 34th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support, and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention, and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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