Mural honoring lives lost to AIDS in San Francisco's Castro District defaced with graffiti

The damage is expected to cost $50,000 to repair and restore

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The mural in San Francisco's Castro District that honors lives lost to the AIDS crisis has been defaced with graffiti.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The mural in San Francisco's Castro District that honors lives lost to the AIDS crisis has been defaced with graffiti.

It's not the first time the 23-year-old "Hope for the World Cure" mural has been targeted, but it's definitely the most severe.

The damage is expected to cost $50,000 to repair and restore, putting the future of the mural in jeopardy.

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It was originally funded by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.