AIDS Project Rhode Island was founded in 1985 during the height of the AIDS epidemic. In honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st, they’re holding a very special event to help raise awareness that this terrible disease is still here and affecting millions of people.
APRI will be hosting the Red Scarves Across the River art event from 11am to 1pm on December 1st at the South Water Street end of the new Providence Pedestrian Bridge, and that evening they will illuminate the Rhode Island State House in red. Donated and sponsored red scarves will be draped across the bridge to honor those we’ve lost and those currently living with and affected by HIV/AIDS here in Rhode Island.
Kristin spoke with AIDS Project RI's Director Anthony Faccenda about this event and the work they do every day to help those affected. He said that although great strides have been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS when it comes to treatment and prevention, many are still contracting the disease, so they hope to raise awareness about available testing and protection from infection.
To learn more and find out how you can sponsor a red scarf CLICK HERE.