World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and unites the world in our fight against HIV/AIDS.

Upcoming Events

World AIDS Day 2023: Friday, December 1st

Every year since 1988 the world has come together on December 1st to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and serves as a day of remembrance to those who have lost their lives to AIDS.

We have not yet ended HIV/AIDS because we have not ended homelessness, a crisis rooted in structural racism and political disregard for people who are Black, Latinx and poor. This year, we bring back a Housing Works tradition of the Reading of the Names of those we have lost to AIDS. Volunteers will read from a list of names at the AIDS Memorial Park. There will also be an opportunity to memorialize your own loved ones in an interactive art exhibit at the park.

Housing Works World AIDS Day Events
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Reading of the Names: 10AM-6PM
Advocacy Press Conference: 11AM
Where: AIDS Memorial Park (76 Greenwhich Ave, Manhattan)
Subways: L/A/C/E to 14 St/8 Ave, 1/2/3 to 14 St

Please feel free to join other Non-Housing Works events taking place at the Park following our events. Please note we will not be taking attendance at these events:
Free soup provided by Queer Soup Night: 4-6PM
Out of the Darkness Vigil & March: 6-6:30PM

World AIDS Day through the Years

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Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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