All photos: Matt Ghali for the Appeal.

As part of SF’s observation of World AIDS Day, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation took (this is from their release) “a message of optimism to the streets by highlighting the progress already made against HIV/AIDS and the work that remains to fight the disease in the Bay Area and around the world.”

To do that, they held “visually compelling signs displaying messages about what is successful in preventing HIV/AIDS” at United Nations Plaza next to the Civic Center BART station; the Castro Street Muni station and the 24th Street/Mission BART station.

Appeal photographer Matt Ghali headed out to the Castro and Civic Center demonstrations to see what there was to see. Check it out.

Oakland Trib, KGO have more coverage of how we’re commemorating the day.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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