December 1 Is World AIDS Day

red-ribbonISNew York City Launches End AIDS NY 2020 Campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, Assistant Commissioner Demetre Daskalakis, members of the City Council and State Legislature, and more than 40 advocacy groups, including Housing Works, VOCAL-NY, ACRIA, and GMHC gather to show support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to employ better prevention, including pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, testing, and earlier treatment to bring the HIV epidemic fully under control by 2020.

Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St.

Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-noon

Out of the Darkness: World AIDS Day Vigil

ACT UP New York, American Run for the End of AIDS, GMHC, the International AIDS Prevention Initiative, the Keith Haring Foundation, SAGE, Visual AIDS, VOCAL-NY, and a group of faith organizations hold a candlelight vigil and march.

Dec. 1, 6 p.m.: Gather and embark from Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan, 164 W. 100th St.

6:30: The reading of name of those lost to AIDS, followed by remarks and performances at Advent Lutheran Church/ Broadway United Church of Christ, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St.

Free HIV Testing

Union Square Park

West side, btwn. 15th & 16th Sts.

Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community Health Network provides free testing with no appointments needed.

Out of the Closet Thrift Store

475 Atlantic Ave. btwn. Nevins St. & Third Ave., Brooklyn

Dec. 1, 3-5 p.m.

Free testing provided courtesy of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Power 105 Radio.