World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to Zero
World AIDS Day has been observed every year on December 1 since 1988. See the calendar of World AIDS Day Events happening in Minnesota and tips on organizing an event or observance. 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. This year’s theme, “Getting to Zero,” is about reducing new HIV infections, discrimination, and AIDS related deaths to zero.
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- World AIDS Day Events Happening in Minnesota: Calendar of Events
- Minnesota HIV/AIDS Data
- World AIDS Day Proclamation
- World AIDS Day Talking Points (PDF)
- AIDS Facts
- The Global AIDS/HIV Epidemic: An Interactive Timeline
- World AIDS Day Sponsor Information
World AIDS Day Purpose and Theme - Getting to Zero
World AIDS Day on December 1st draws people together from around the world 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.
The World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee has selected the theme, “Getting to Zero,” for the annual World AIDS Day observances, 2011 – 2015. The theme is about reducing new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS related deaths to zero through increased advances and equal access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care.
Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, infection with HIV has grown to pandemic proportions, resulting in an estimated 75 million infections and 36 million deaths.
Minnesota HIV/AIDS Data
In Minnesota, cumulatively as of December 31, 2014
2.1 million Infected in 2013 (6,300 per day)
United States (reported as of 12/31/11 by CDC):
December 1 has been proclaimed as World AIDS Day
in Minnesota. As AIDS and HIV continue to be a major public health concern
here in Minnesota and worldwide, the Governor has joined the worldwide
effort in battling the pandemic. A proclamation declaring Minnesota's
observance is provided.
The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: A Timeline of Key Milestones is 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.
World AIDS Campaign
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AIDS Day Photo Gallery
- National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: September 18
- National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7
- National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: September 27
- National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10
- National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day: March 20
- National STD Awareness Month: April
- Hepatitis Awareness Month: May
- National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: May 19
- National HIV Testing Day: June 27
- National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: October 15
- African World AIDS Day: December 5
1988… Talk about HIV/AIDS
1990… Women and AIDS
1991… Sharing the Challenge
1992… Community Commitment
1993… Time to Act
1994… AIDS and Families
1995… Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996… One World, One Hope
1997… Children Living in a World With AIDS
1998… Young People Can Be a Force for Change
1999… AIDS-Ending the Silence: Listen, Learn, Live
2000… AIDS-Men Make a Difference
2001… I Care, Do You?
2002… Stigma and Discrimination: Live and Let Live
2003… Stigma and Discrimination: Live and Let Live
2004… Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005-2010… Stop AIDS. Keep the promise.
2011 – 2015…Getting to Zero
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