World AIDS Day 2020
HIV remains a major global public health issue & like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can all contribute to the effort to end AIDS and make the world a healthier place.
Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the HIV virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year, Founded in 1988. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.
As the World AIDS Day theme reminds us, the HIV community has always been resilient, overcoming obstacles and challenges and constantly adapting our approaches for life-saving impact.
On this day, as we reflect on those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS and also COVID-19, we renew our commitment to work with our wide and diverse stakeholder communities to continue making positive change across the world.