December 1, 2020: World AIDS Day
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Spotlight on Topic:
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.
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
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
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
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.
Dec 1 – World AIDS Day
Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Jan 24 – World Leprosy Day