Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
Every year, World AIDS Day focuses on a different theme, which this year is Let Communities Lead. The world can end AIDS, with communities leading the way. Organisations of communities living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV are the frontline of progress in the HIV response. Communities connect people with person-centred public health services, build trust, innovate, monitor implementation of policies and services, and hold providers accountable.
UNAIDS. (2023). World AIDS day. https://www.unaids.org/en/2023-world-aids-day
UNAIDS. (2023). [Untitled illustration of people standing together underneath text "Let communities lead"]. https://www.unaids.org/en/2023-world-aids-day