World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay
Events: Awareness Days

World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay

December 1
World AIDS Day

December 1

This is an annual event that serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to commit to working toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat.

The first World AIDS Day took place in 1988, providing a platform to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and honor the lives affected by the epidemic. There has been significant progress in addressing HIV and AIDS thanks to advancements in medical research, increased access to treatment and prevention, and a broader understanding of the virus.

The White House Recognizes World AIDS Day

Each year, the White House releases a proclamation in honor of World AIDS Day. On December 1, 2023, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Interim Action Report, which highlights that thanks to the efforts of the community, state, and federal partners, our nation is making important progress toward the goals outlined in the Strategy.

Use the guide below to learn more about ways to recognize World AIDS Day.

Event Planning Guide

Partner Social Media Toolkit

We invite you to use the sample messages below to promote World AIDS Day and its related activities. Feel free to adjust the language to your voice and to ensure appropriate timing is referenced in your post.

We also welcome you to join the broader conversation using the hashtag #WorldAIDSDay and to tag our social profiles so that we can amplify your messages.

Sample Messages

World AIDS Day is Approaching

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day


As we prepare for #WorldAIDSDay tomorrow, we reflect on the vital contributions of community partners—the ones engaging and caring for the #HIV community every day. Thank you for your ongoing work to #EndHIVepidemic in the U.S. ❤️



We share the same goal as millions around the world: to end the HIV epidemic. To be successful, it will take a global response, utilizing all the resources available to us at every level of society.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and Federal Implementation Plan provide information on how we can work together to better coordinate our response to the HIV epidemic in the U.S.:
What strategies or activities from the NHAS are your organizations implementing? Tell us in the comments.
#WorldAIDSDay #NHAS #EndHIVepidemic

Federal Resources


Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic

Do you know the history of HIV? Get the facts by reading a Timeline of HIV and AIDS.

Learn the HIV Basics.

Get the statistics about the epidemic in the U.S., and data on its impact on racial and ethnic minorities in our nation. Find fast facts on the global epidemic.

Find out more about the controlling the global HIV epidemic.

Get Involved

Surviving Voices

Gather with family, friends, and loved ones to watchExit Disclaimer the National AIDS Memorial’sExit Disclaimer latest videosExit Disclaimer. These award-winning films feature the powerful voices of survivors and advocates who share their personal stories of hope and struggle in the fight to end HIV and realize health and social justice.



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

<a href="/events/awareness-days/world-aids-day"><img src="" alt="World AIDS Day Badge" width="150" height="132" /></a>

Get Social

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Follow on FacebookExit Disclaimer, and on InstagramExit Disclaimer. Find on X/TwitterExit Disclaimer, too. Share your plans and resources with the hashtag #WorldAIDSDay.

To learn more about World AIDS Day, including its purposes and related resources, visit CDC’s page.

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