|World AIDS Day||
since 1 December 1988
On World AIDS Day, individuals from around the world come together to lead the reponse to AIDS. Each of us has something unique to contribute - from standing up against stigma and discrimination to educating ourselves about HIV prevention, from knowing our status to learning more about the commitments our leaders have made. Our voices can make a difference.
The response to AIDS depends on the strength of individuals and communities. To halt the epidemic, it is essential to eliminate the social and economic inequalities and injustices that fuel its spread. Empowering individuals and communities to respond to AIDS is a critical and fundamental part of respecting, protecting and promoting their human rights.
At the beginning of 2008, one-third of people in low and middle income countries needing antiretroviral treatment and one-third of women requiring drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their children received them. But to scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, leaders must deliver now.
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.
Take the Lead
Stand together on World AIDS Day, December 1st, and:
- Educate yourself about HIV
- Get tested
- Stand up against stigma and discrimination
- Support young people's right to information, education and services
- Keep the Promise and STOP AIDS
30 November 2008
World AIDS Campaign, Amsterdam