St. Petersburg – The Tampa Bay community is invited to remember the lives lost to HIV/AIDS and support those living with the diseases at ASAP’s 23rd World AIDS Day Remembrance Dec. 1 at Suncoast Hospice community service center, 3050 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Guests will be served lunch at 11:30 a.m. and reflect in a powerful program of memorial bell tolling, prayer and music at noon. ASAP (AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc.) is honored to come together for remembrance, awareness and giving thanks to its community for supporting its more than 27-year service to adults, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. This event is free to attend and donations are welcome.

Trusted for its expertise and compassion, ASAP helps its HIV-positive clients cope with chronic illness challenges and live healthy lives. It provides medical case management, pharmacy services, group and individual counseling, basic need items and other services for clients and their families as well as works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education, testing and advocacy. ASAP is a member of Empath Health, a not-for-profit integrated network of care created by Suncoast Hospice and its family of programs.

To reserve seats, RSVP by Nov. 28 to David Maier at 727-328-3263. Seating is limited. Visit for more information on ASAP.


About ASAP

AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides health and psychosocial support to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. ASAP services include medical case management, pharmacy, counseling, food and personal needs pantry, children’s program, limited emergency financial assistance, HIV testing, prevention education and advocacy. Contact 727-328-3260 or


About Empath Health

Empath Health is a not-for-profit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning. Contact Empath Health at 727-467-7423 or