World AIDS Day falls on December 1st each year.
This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the HIV / AIDS epidemic in the world caused by the spread of the HIV virus. The idea of holding AIDS Day came from the World Summit for the Advancement of the AIDS Prevention Program of Health Ministers from various countries in 1988. Since then it has been noted in many countries every year.
There are an estimated 39.5 million people living with HIV in the world, and 26 million people have died from the disease.
Every year, hundreds of World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV. If you’d like to support, you can attend a local event—or you can host your own!
Search for an event or add your own here.
|Red ribbon, symbolizing identification with the fight against AIDS|