World AIDS Day, held annually on 1 December since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV, and mourning those we lost.
It is an opportunity to remember lives lost and show support for the estimated 37.7 million people living with HIV today.
The 2021 theme is ‘End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics.' to highlight the urgent need to end the inequalities that drive AIDS and other pandemics around the world.
- 105,200 people in the UK are currently living with HIV.
- Around 6,000 people are living with HIV in Greater Manchester.
- 2021 marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported.
There are lots of ways to show your support to people living with HIV this World AIDS Day:
Raise awareness and funds for George House Trust by Going Red.
Act Up and Get Down on 4th Dec to celebrate 36 years of HIV activism in Manchester.
Kimpton Clocktower is hosting an exclusive exhibition displaying digital prints of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts.
Go and see the free exhibition at The Refuge from December 1st 2021.
This World AIDS Day, show your support for people living with HIV.
Help us all live in a world where HIV holds no-one back by donating today.
Join us on Wednesday 1st December at 6pm in Sackville Gardens, Manchester for a special World AIDS Day Vigil.
The Vigil is organised by PaSH - the Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership.
PaSH is a collaboration between BHA For Equality, George House Trust and LGBT Foundation
The Vigil is kindly supported by Manchester City Council.