Pride in Plymouth volunteers are organising an evening event that will bring people together in the city to mark World AIDS Day with a candlelit vigil, speakers and poetry readings.
The event takes place in Drake's Place Gardens for the second year with the gardens offering a tranquil space with some shelter from the elements.
There will be speakers, poetry readings, music with imagery and hot refreshments.
Contact Pride in Plymouth (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel: 07935 306029) for further information.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Over 100,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Text extract from World AIDS Day website