The Dutch Capital has unveiled the abacus that is counting down to the day the world will be free of HIV and AIDS.
The sculpture is called “Living by numbers” and designed by the gay, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
A spokesperson said: “The monument is a beacon of hope and support to anyone living with HIV.
“it is a tribute to all buddies, supporters, medical employees, activists and scientists. Moreover it is also a memorial, dedicated to all loved ones who have died of AIDS.”
The handmade beads ensure no bead is the same to reflect the diverse LGBT community and the number of beads will be altered every year for the countdown.
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