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World AIDS Day 2021: End Inequities, End AIDS, End Pandemics

Last updated: November 2021

Held on December 1st of each year, World AIDS Day is an international day of awareness dedicated to issues impacting those living with AIDS and remembering those who passed away due to AIDS-related illnesses.

This year, the global theme for World AIDS Day is End Inequities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.

What does this year's World AIDS Day theme mean to you?

On this day, we acknowledge the work that must be done to reduce stigma, increase access to care, and improve the quality of life for all those who are living with HIV/AIDS. As a member of the community, there are many ways you can participate.

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On World AIDS Day we remember those we have lost to complications related to HIV/AIDS. Click the button below to pay tribute to someone you are remembering today.

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"World AIDS Day has always been important to me because it's a reminder to the general public and our government that HIV has not gone away. We have the opportunity to highlight that there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education." - Khafre Kujichagulia Abif, Advocate

The history of HIV/AIDS advocacy

We rely on long-term survivors to teach us about the history of World AIDS Day and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On World AIDS Day, we honor the hard work, sacrifices, and advocacy of those living with HIV.

Read about the history of HIV/AIDS here:

  • World AIDS Day and the Red Ribbon - Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
  • Women Fought Hard - Davina Conner
  • The Beginning: History of HIV/AIDS Epidemic - Davina Conner
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