Cape Byron Lighthouse will be lit in red for three nights from tonight to celebrate World AIDS Day (December 1).
It will the fourth time in as many years that it’s happened and event organiser Jenny Heslop describes the effect as ‘visually unbelievable’.
There’ll be a range of other events to mark the day, including ‘numerous pop-up stalls’ at foyers of hospitals at Tweed, Lismore and Byron.
‘And we’ve got other key landmarks lit up along the coast including the Big Banana,’ says Jenny.
‘Later in the month Lismore will host a pop-up rapid HIV testing van as part Tropical Fruits festival.
‘And we’re really excited about the new “dry blood spot” testing kit that you can order on the web and post back,’ Jenny said.
She added that the confidential new service is ‘really good for rural folk and people who aren’t necessarily out and don’t want to be seen walking into a sexual health service.’
For more information go to: www.hivtest.health.nsw.gov.au