World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day
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The red ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.
Observed byAll UN Member States
Date1 December
First time1988; 35 years ago (1988)

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988,[1] is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day.[2] Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day Themes[3]

2015 On the fast track to end AIDS[4]
2014 Close the gap[5]
2013 Zero Discrimination[6]
2012 Together we will end AIDS [7]
2011 Getting to Zero[8]
2010 Universal Access and Human Rights[9]
2009 Universal Access and Human Rights[9]
2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver[10]
2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2001 I care. Do you?
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1996 One World. One Hope.
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1994 AIDS and the Family
1993 Act
1992 Community Commitment
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1990 Women and AIDS
1989 Youth
1988 Communication

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  2. World Health Organization, WHO campaigns.
  3. World AIDS Day, Minnesota Department of Health
  4. World AIDS Day 2015 UNAids
  5. World AIDS Day 2014 UNAids
  6. World AIDS Day 2013 UNAids
  7. World AIDS Day 2012 UNAids
  8. World AIDS Day 2011 World AIDS Campaign
  9. 9.0 9.1 World AIDS Day
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