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World AIDS Day -- December 1, 1996

"One World, One Hope" is the theme designated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) for this year's World AIDS Day, December 1, 1996. Worldwide, 190 countries observe World AIDS Day to focus attention on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic, which has resulted in an estimated 27.9 million HIV infections and 5.8 million deaths, including 1.3 million deaths in children (1,2). In the United States, activities for World AIDS Day are coordinated by the American Association for World Health in collaboration with UNAIDS, the Pan American Heath Organization, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Additional information about HIV infection, AIDS, and World AIDS Day is available from the CDC National AIDS Hotline, telephone (800) 342-2437, (919) 361-8400, (800) 344-7432 (Spanish), and (800) 243-7889 (TTY/TDD); the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse, telephone (800) 458-5231 or (301) 217-0023; and the CDC Home Page on the World Wide Web,


  1. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS situation in mid 1996: global and regional highlights. Fact Sheet. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, July 1996.

  2. American Association for World Health. Resource Booklet. World AIDS Day

    • 1 December 1996, One World One Hope. Washington DC: American Association for World Health, 1996.

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