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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2021, 2022 and 2023

Since 1988, 1 December has been designated by the U.N. as “World AIDS Day”, a day to remember the important fight against HIV and AIDS and to remember the many millions of its victims worldwide.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 DecWedWorld AIDS Day
20221 DecThuWorld AIDS Day
20231 DecFriWorld AIDS Day
20241 DecSunWorld AIDS Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Around 35 million people across the globe have AIDS today, and about as many have died since the AIDS virus (HIV) was first discovered in 1984. As yet, there is no cure, but intense research continues and treatments are becoming increasingly affective.

World AIDS day is designed as a public awareness effort. It is a day when attempts are made to educate the public on the extent, nature, and devastating effects of AIDS. It is also a time when discrimination against AIDS sufferers is pushed back against.

On World AIDS Day, many wear red ribbons to show “solidarity” with AIDS sufferers. Many also give charitable contributions, hold bake sales to raise money, or sell the red ribbons to others.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 DecTueWorld AIDS Day
20191 DecSunWorld AIDS Day
20181 DecSatWorld AIDS Day
20171 DecFriWorld AIDS Day