World AIDS Day, held on December 1st since 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who we have lost. It is a day to reflect, to remember, to educate, to offer support, to grow. 

Here’s how to get involved:

Rhode Island College World AIDS Week Events
Monday, November 26th, 2018-Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Various times and locations campus. 
600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-8000

A week of education, awareness and inspirational speakers. 
Check out Rhode Island College’s week-long programming here.

URI Rhode to Health Mobile Unit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, November 28th, 2 pm-3:30 pm
Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center 
45 Upper College Road, Kingston Campus

Speakers from URI and various community leaders. 
The event is free and open to the public.

Community World AIDS Day Event
Friday, November 30th, Starts at 12:00 pm
The Met in Pawtucket
1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

This free event will feature speakers from the community and local organizations, refreshments, resource tables, free HIV testing, and more. 

Community World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil 
Saturday, December 1st, Starts at 7:00 pm
Rhode Island State House Steps
1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

Join HIV/AIDS advocates and survivors in paying tribute to those we lost and those who survived to tell their stories. 

Agape: World AIDS Day A Night of Sonnet & Song
Monday, December 3rd, 2018, Starts at 5:30 pm
St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI

This event is free with food, silent auction, door prizes, and music, though donations are appreciated. Bring a non-perishable food item and be entered into a $50 cash drawing!

URI Kingston Students Alliance for the Welfare of Africa
Friday, December 7th
Student Union Ballroom, URI Kingston Campus, 11:00 pm to 2 pm 
45 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

AIDS Care Ocean State will be offering testing at URI Kingston in conjunction with Students Alliance for the Welfare of Africa’s AIDS Awareness Week programming. 

AIDS Care Ocean State
557 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907

Call us at 401-781-0665 or email Ray Joseph, ACOS Prevention Specialist, at, for free, anonymous, and confidential HIV and hepatitis C testing.