The Japan HIV Center will hold its annual 36-hour HIV/AIDS Hotline campaign from 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 p.m. Sunday to commemorate International AIDS Day, which falls on December 1.

During this period, free counseling on HIV testing, transmission, treatment or any other HIV/AIDS-related topic will be provided to foreign and Japanese callers day and night. The English-language hotline can be reached at (03) 5259-0256 in Tokyo and (0720) 43-4105 in Osaka.

Speakers of Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese and Tagalog can receive help and information during the campaign by calling the Center for Multicultural Information and Assistance at (06) 973-7515.

The Japan HIV Center is normally open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tokyo and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Osaka.

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