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Dec. 1, 2016: World AIDS Day

CDC Around the World: News, Web, & SOcial Media Updates From the CDC Center for Global Health

Dec. 1, 2016

World AIDS Day

Every December 1, the world observes World AIDS Day. Thirty-five years after the first cases were reported in the United States, HIV continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide. 

Spotlighted Topic of the Week: World AIDS Day

Blog of the Week

Innovation to Drive Impact: Reaching the Hardest to Reach

As we mark World AIDS Day, we reflect on how far we’ve come and acknowledge the profound challenges that still remain. The scientific progress we’ve made since the first cases of AIDS that appeared more than 35 years ago has been nothing short of remarkable. The results of new Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia are cause for celebration. They suggest these countries are making tremendous progress towards achieving epidemic control... Read blog


Infographic of the Week

HIV remains a leading cause of death worldwide
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Video of the Week

Story of a Girl

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Story of the Week

New PHIA Survey Data Show Critical Progress Towards Global HIV Targets

New data released on World AIDS Day show critical progress towards global HIV targets in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe... Read story


CDC Zika Updates

Latest Outbreak Info

Zika affected countries map

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.

More resources on the CDC Zika website »

In the News

On the Calendar

December 1: World AIDS Day
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5: International Volunteer Day
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 18: International Migrants Day

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