Every 1st December
World AIDS Day was begun 26 years ago. It was a day to commemorate the many who had died of AIDS but it is now also about sharing more positive messages. It is a day for those who have survived to come together with those who have lost loved ones to renew their commitment to the values that inspire the continuing fight against HIV.
Improving education and reducing stigma are the long-term objectives as well as continuing with medical efforts against the virus.
The idea of World AIDS Day was originated by Jonathan Mann of the World Health Organization and supported by all the participating nations at the World Summit on HIV in 1988. The United Nations General Assembly then mandated the first World AIDS Day on 1st December 1988
EAST holds two World AIDS Day Services annually. One at St Margaret's Church King's Lynn, the other at St John's Timberhill Norwich.
Also see the Address by the Lord Mayor of Norwich 2015