Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day, marked with commemorative red ribbons and educational and remembrance events taking place all around the globe.
In Provincetown, the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod is recognizing the day by hosting a Grand Opening of their new ASGCC Drop-in Center at 148a Commercial Street. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., there will be complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, tours of the new space, and the annual vigil to remember those we’ve lost and those alive today who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
The ASGCC’s Drop-in Center’s mission is to serve as the LGBTQ+ community’s home base for sexual health, PrEP and HIV/STI screenings in Provincetown.
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
For more on World AIDS Day and the fight for a cure taking place every day of the year, check out the World AIDS Day website, The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.