World AIDS Day 2020: Rock the Ribbon

1st December 2020, worldwide.

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. 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. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the 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 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. Wearing a ribbon is a great way to raise awareness on and during the run up to World AIDS Day.

HIV/AIDS WHO-Infographics

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers series of infographics regarding HIV and AIDS – view all infographics.

Lina's Story: Hope for Women Living with HIV in Malaysia

Get involved

There are loads of ways to get involved: in school, college or university, in your workplace, online or in any other setting.

General Information
Date: 1st December 2020

Location:
worldwide

For more information visit the website.


Published in GI-Mail 11/2020 (English & German edition).

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