Each year, we recognize World AIDS Day on December 1. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people around the globe to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and remember those who have succumbed to the virus. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been recognized around the globe.
In all, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, and millions more live with the HIV virus. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to wear a red ribbon, make sure you know how to protect yourself against HIV, and learn more about the history of HIV/AIDS and progress that has been made in fighting the epidemic.