World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. World AIDS Day is December 1. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. It’s important that everyone ages 15 to 65 gets tested for HIV at least once. Some people may need to get tested more often.
We can use World AIDS day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourage people to get tested, and take action to support people living with HIV.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances including World AIDS Day on December 1. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the importance of getting tested for HIV.
Visit healthfinder.gov for resources to help you raise awareness about World AIDS Day.