It’s been 35 years since the first recognition of what would become the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the decades since, much progress has been made, but as a global community, we have not yet achieved our collective goal of a world free of HIV.
This World AIDS Day, the HHS Office of Minority Health joins the nation in recognizing our federal, state and local partners for their leadership in addressing the epidemic; renewing our commitment to reduce HIV/AIDS disparities and tackle the social determinants that drive them; and continuing to make an impact in the fight against HIV for all communities.
Here are a few ways you can get involved and make an impact:
- Visit HIV.gov and get ready for World AIDS Day 2016.
- Get tested and encourage your loved ones to do the same. Use the free HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to find services near you.
- Join the discussion on social media and share how you plan to raise awareness. Find tips and advice on using digital communication to promote World AIDS Day.
- Take part in the #WAD2016 #EndAIDS2030 Twitter Chat December 2 at 2 p.m. ET.
- Join the World #AIDS Day Thunderclap. On World AIDS Day, we can speak with one voice. Click here to join: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/50274-world-aids-day-2016.
- Learn about HHS Office of Minority Health HIV/AIDS grants and grantees around the country.
- Hear the stories of HIV activists Margot Kirkland and Guy Anthony, and learn how you can become a Health Equity Change Maker.