World AIDS Day – December 1st

heart-12-1World AIDS day is observed worldwide on December 1st since 1998. On this day millions of people come together across the globe to commemorate people who have lost their lives to HIV, acknowledge progress made responding to the epidemic and recommit to ending the AIDS epidemic. The United Nations has a webpage with information and updates from around the world at http://www.unaids.org/.

As part of their mission Episcopal Relief & Development “engages HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs, and works with people living with HIV/AIDS to empower them economically and decrease the stigma surrounding the disease.”