Convivio, the charitable event held every two years supported by more than 170 Italian fashion and design companies to rise funds for Anlaids, the country’s association fighting AIDS, opens in Milan on June 8. This is the last day of ICAR, the three-day Italian conference of AIDS and Antiviral Research, held at Milan’s Bicocca University.

The opening of the event to the public will be anticipated by the usual gala dinner. This will feature music as the theme for the table sets and for the first time will be followed by a charity after party at the Byblos Club.

Along with traditional categories, such as men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, children’s wear, vintage and art, this season companies will also offer interior design pieces at discounted prices.

According to data provided by Anlaids, 120,000 people are affected by HIV in Italy and 4,000 new cases are discovered yearly across the country. In the last couple of years, these tend to involve young people aged 25 to 29.

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