The Damien Center in Albany observed World AIDS Day with volunteers from MAC Cosmetics at Macy's. 

Together, residents and volunteers decorated the center for the holidays. 

Director of the Damien Center, Perry Junjulas, says while things have changed in recent decades in the fight against AIDS, the epidemic still exists. 

Junjulas says each day at the Damien Center they work to make sure people are getting the care and assistance they need to fight the disease. 

"World AIDS Day is a little bit of remembering the people that we've lost, who we should not have lost to the disease. It's about honoring all the people that we're working with right now, the struggles that they have. And it is about hope for the future. ANd about recognizing that we still need to be there today for people with AIDS," he said.

In October, ground was broken on a new facility to house the Damien Center that will feature 20 apartments for homeless individuals living with the disease, and a place for the agency's offices.