Today is World AIDS Day. Every year on December 1, the world unites to observe World AIDS Day — a solemn yet hopeful occasion that serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and a call to action to support those affected by this global pandemic.
The inception of World AIDS Day traces back to December 1, 1988, making this year its 36th anniversary. Conceived by the World Health Organization (WHO), the day was established to raise awareness, commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, and show solidarity with individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
As we mark this day in the calendar, it’s crucial to reflect on the progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, challenges persist, including disparities in access to healthcare, persistent stigma, and the need for continued advocacy to eradicate the disease.