World AIDS Day - Minnesota Dept. of Health

World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day has been observed every year on December 1 since 1988. This worldwide effort draws people together in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.

About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. with about one in five of those that are unaware of their infections. With early diagnosis, individuals can be placed in treatment and care resulting in better health outcomes and prevent further spread of the disease.

  • Benefits of Knowing One's HIV Status
    Information on why you should know your HIV status and resources for finding places to get tested.

  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance
    The reports below use graphs, tables and text to describe trends in HIV/AIDS in Minnesota.

  • Global HIV/AIDS Timeline
    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has compiled a timeline of key milestones designed to serve as an ongoing reference tool for many of the political, scientific, cultural and community events that have occurred over the history of the epidemic.

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Updated Thursday, December 01, 2016 at 09:59AM