LOOK: A World AIDS Day Primer And List Of Events

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Today, December 1, marks the 25th annual World AIDS Day, conceived in August 1987 by public officials from the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS and observed for the first time in 1988. It’s a yearly chance for people the world over to commemorate not only those that have passed from, but those who continue to live with the virus — and for the global community to unite in the fight to end HIV/AIDS.

December 1 was chosen to give just enough time between the election (1988 was, after all, an election year) and the holiday season.

For a list of World AIDS Day events worldwide visit GayCities.

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