World AIDS Day Toolkit
every year on December 1
Forty years since the beginning of this epidemic in the U.S., and almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, this World AIDS Day 2021 recognizes the challenges of both, intertwined in inequities in health and access to lifesaving health services. This year’s domestic and global themes focus on inclusion, equity, and better health for all people affected by HIV and AIDS.
- The domestic 2021 World AIDS Day theme set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voiceexternal icon.”
- The global World AIDS Day theme set by UNAIDS is “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemicsexternal icon.”
This digital toolkit highlights the 2021 World AIDS Day themes and the people who answered the call during the #MyVoiceMyAction campaign. Earlier this year, the National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) collected quotes, photos, and videos from people around the world whose lives are affected by HIV. Please share these voices through social media messages, graphics, videos, and more this month and throughout the year.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for every community and each individual to help move the nation closer to an HIV-free generation.