World AIDS Day. December 1. Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone's Voice

December 1

The theme for the 2021 observance is “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice” (“El tema de este año para WAD se confirma como: Poner fin a la epidemia de VIH: acceso equitativo, la voz de todos”).

World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S..

Follow and the hashtag #WorldAIDSDay to stay updated with the latest information. You can use this social media toolkit if it will help you promote your local activities and resources.

Up through USCHA (December 2nd and 3rd), please follow the blog for updates on federal activities honoring this observance.

Event Planning Guide

Federal Resources

Ending the HIV Epidemic


Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic



Help promote World AIDS Day. Post this web badge on your site with this code:

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Get Involved

Upping Your Game: Making Your World AIDS Day A Success Through Social Media

Follow on Facebook, and on Instagram. Find on Twitter too.

Share your plans and resources with the hashtag #WorldAIDSDay

Participate in CDC’s #MyVoiceMyAction campaign.

Find HIV Testing and Other Services

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services