Above, Copenhagen, Denmark: Two thousand candles were lit in memory of those lost AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2017, at Gammeltorv Square in Copenhagen.
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 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.
Chinese singer Wu Mochou, in red, poses for photos with young performers at an event to raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day in Beijing, China, Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The event was hosted by Danlan Public Welfare ahead of the 30th World AIDS Day to promote the use of mobile technology to prevent the spread of HIV in the LGBT community.
The grandchildren of Elizabeth Taylor representing the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation spotted leaving The View, where they presented Whoopi Goldberg with the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award on World AIDS Day in New York, N.Y., on December 1, 2016.
An HIV-positive Filipino lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon City, Philippines, December 1. Activists are calling for increased awareness of the rising number of HIV infections and AIDS cases and urged the government and other sectors to help fight the stigma associated withthe disease.
Performers take to the stage at the nongovernmental organization Impulse Me's charity event held Saturday to raise awareness ahead of World AIDS day in Beijing. China provides AIDS patients with free medication and in recent years has focused its policy on prevention, especially among the younger population.
Common performs during AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Keep the Promise concert at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday. The concert, which took place on the eve of World AIDS Day followed a march of more than a thousand down Hollywood Boulevard in an effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to persuade key decision-makers in the U.S. and around the globe to "keep the promise" and commit more funds to HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.