December 1, 2020: World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to unite in the global response to HIV/AIDS, support people living with HIV, and honor lives lost to the HIV epidemic. HIV continues to be a leading cause of death, with more than 690,000 people dying from AIDS-related illnesses in 2019. Today, over 38 million people are living with HIV worldwide.

2020 World AIDS Day

Lesotho and Zimbabwe Surpass Targets for HIV Epidemic Control

Lesotho and Zimbabwe Surpass Targets for HIV Epidemic Control

Data from the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment surveys show Lesotho and Zimbabwe have made remarkable progress towards HIV epidemic control.

Nurses at Risk of COVID-19 Telework to Help HIV Patients in South Africa

Nurses at Risk of COVID-19 Telework to Help HIV Patients in South Africa

A plan implemented in South Africa allowed a group of eight nurses over age 60 to continue working safely from home.

"Backpack" Workers and Volunteers Provide PrEP for Vulnerable Populations in Tanzania

“Backpack” Workers and Volunteers Provide PrEP for Vulnerable Populations in Tanzania

CDC and partner ICAP provide comprehensive, community-based HIV prevention services to key populations in seven regions across Tanzania.

Thembi’s Story: Hope in the Epicenter of the Epidemic

Thembi’s Story: Hope in the Epicenter of the Epidemic

CDC works globally to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV. Check out Thembi’s story, an HIV survivor and mother of 10-year old History who is HIV-free.

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New on the Web

World AIDS Day Letter to Colleagues: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin and Dr. Rebecca Martin reflect on accomplishments in the global response to HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day Digital Toolkit

Calendar

Dec 1 – World AIDS Day

Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Jan 24 – World Leprosy Day

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Content source: Global Health