December  1
World AIDS Day
More than 33 million people are living with HIV across the globe, according to UNAIDS, and more than 2 million of them are children. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has fought to raise money and awareness about the epidemic, and the annual event continues to push for prevention and funding.

This year's theme, Universal Access and Human Rights, focuses on the protection of human rights as a fundamental way to fight HIV/AIDS. Below are just a few of the happenings that will be taking place across the globe on Wednesday, December 1.

Light for Rights
100 cities worldwide

World AIDS Day Observance at the National AIDS Memorial Grove
San Francisco

Howard University International Conference on Stigma
Washington, DC

The Salvation Army's Red Balloon Walk
Los Angeles

CandleLight Vigil

World of Chocolate

Sixth Annual World AIDS Day Gala Concert in Cape Town

Cape Town

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