World AIDS Day is on December 1, 2012. It brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Leading up to this annual observance is the Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week (November 24 – December 1). Communities from across the country will be hosting events and/or activities to commemorate the importance behind the day. The goal – to increase awareness on the continued struggles as well as to highlight the perpetual hope for a cure. It is a demonstration of international solidarity in the face of this pandemic. World AIDS Day is also an opportunity for public and private partners to advocate and shepherd continued progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care for people living with the disease around the world.
World AIDS Day is dedicated to the memories of those who have lost their battle to the disease but also to honour those who continue to live with it. The day also celebrates the amount of progress already achieved in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
To look for an event in your area, click here: http://www.cdnaids.ca/wad