World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1st. The World Health Organization established the day in 1988 to provide individuals and organizations with an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
In the United States, an estimated 1.1 million people are HIV-positive and nearly one in five of those people are unaware of their infection. Worldwide, approximately 35 million people are living with HIV.
Join people from around the world in raising awareness about the fight against HIV and AIDS. Use the following resources as individuals or organizations to promote World AIDS Day.
Get Free Downloadable Posters and Materials
Join Online Conversations
Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and your other social networks. When sharing on Twitter, use the hashtag #WAD2013.
Share Campaign Messages
CDC’s Act Against AIDS is a national campaign consisting of several HIV prevention campaigns geared toward various audiences. Use campaign materials to advance prevention messages.
Let’s Stop HIV Together
Participate in Facing AIDS
Join the AIDS.gov Facing AIDS Campaign by taking these easy steps:
- Show how you are Facing AIDS
- Download a Facing AIDS sign (PDF; 557 KB) and tell why you are Facing AIDS
- Take a photo of yourself holding your sign
- Upload it
On or before December 1st, change your social network profile picture to your Facing AIDS photo and change your status to:
I am Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day. To find an HIV test site, text your ZIP code to “KnowIt” (566948), or visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov. Join me and post this to your status today.
Ask your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors to join the campaign
Place the Facing AIDS badge on your site
Use Test Locator Tools
Add a test locator widget to your site so visitors can quickly find the nearest testing location
Mobile phone users can send a text message with their ZIP code to KnowIt (566948) and receive a return text with an HIV testing site near them. Copy the HTML code below and paste it into your Web page and social networking sites. Get more badges, including ones written in Spanish.
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Para más información y recursos del VIH/SIDA, visite estos sitios: