World AIDS Day 2017

 World AIDS Day 2017

 

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st of 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.

World AIDS Day is Friday, December 1st, and WNCAP is celebrating with a day of prevention, advocacy, and free food. In the morning, from 8am-10am, WNCAP is hosting a complimentary breakfast gathering at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Asheville. Speakers will discuss the past and future of the AIDS advocacy movement as well as pay tribute to local organizations that continue to fight HIV/AIDS in our community.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required because spaces are limited. Please contact Randy Rodriguez at randy@wncap.org or (828) 252-7489 ext. 313 to reserve your spot.

Later that day, from 11am-4pm, WNCAP will be hosting a free Testing Clinic at our office (554 Fairview Rd., Asheville). All members of the community are encouraged to stop by for a free HIV test. What’s more, all attendees will receive a $5.00 gift card to either Target or Walmart. What could be better than shopping and public health?