World AIDS Day 2012October 17, 2012 |
WORLD AIDS DAY IS DECEMBER 1.
World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. The global theme for World AIDS Day from 2011-2015, is “Getting to Zero.” Backed by the United Nations, the “Getting to Zero” campaign focuses on the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths. On this day we remind the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Join Lifebeat, recording artists and our music and media partners and help us raise awareness on December 1.
- Learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and put your knowledge into action.
- Show you support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness.
- Get Tested. To locate an HIV testing site near you, visit www.HIVtest.org, or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).