World AIDS Day Toolkit

Title Image that reads World AIDS Day, December 1. A red ribbon runs behind three images of young people.
World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1.
It is a day of solidarity, representing an opportunity for people worldwide who are affected by HIV to share their stories and experiences, to remember those lost, and to highlight efforts on every front to end the HIV epidemic.

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.

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.

Page last reviewed: November 16, 2021