Every year on Dec. 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day to both remember those we have lost to this disease and remind ourselves that HIV stigma and discrimination are still very much problems that we need to continually fight against. In upstate New York, one of the institutions that has worked tirelessly to improve the health and quality of life for individuals and families living with HIV and AIDS is the Albany Damien Center. 

The center’s executive director, Perry Junjulas, joined Capital Tonight to discuss why Thursday's commemoration is more important than ever before. 

The Albany Damien Center has the distinction of being the first AIDS drop-in center in the nation. To learn more about the center and its mission, or to donate, visit albanydamiencenter.org.