World AIDS Day
Despite modern medical advances, many people still don’t know how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV is very common.
World AIDS Day reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away—there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, hold events to raise awareness about HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.