World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a global health day introduced by the World Health Organization in 1988. It is observed on 1 December each year and aims at raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by HIV infection. The international symbol of HIV awareness and support is a red ribbon.  

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World AIDS Day 2020: The way towards 2030: diversified testing to diagnose HIV early

Campaign
1 Dec 2020

One of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Still, 2 094 AIDS cases were reported in the EU/EEA during 2019. This shows a significant problem with late diagnosis of HIV infection. Detecting HIV only years after the infection is one reason for on-going transmission in Europe. One in every four AIDS cases occurred long after HIV diagnosis, indicating insufficient linkage to HIV care, access to antiretroviral treatment and adherence support.

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Spring European Testing Week 2020

Campaign
15 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
ECDC

European Testing Week is a European campaign that encourages partner organisations, in community, health care and policy institutions, throughout Europe to unite for one week twice a year to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing.

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World AIDS Day 2019 - Taking a closer look: HIV in women in Europe

Campaign
1 Dec 2019
ECDC

Around the globe, more women than men live with HIV. Does the same apply to Europe? We will take a closer look at trends and risk factors for HIV among women.

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World AIDS Day 2018: Know the epidemic, shape the response

Campaign
1 Dec 2018
ECDC

The tools to end new HIV infections and AIDS exist. The knowledge on how to use them is agreed upon. Nevertheless late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenges across the European Union and European Economic Area.

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World AIDS Day 2017

Campaign
1 Dec 2017
ECDC

One in 2 people living with HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection. So late, that two out of three people with AIDS in the EU/EEA receive their diagnosis within only three months of discovering they had HIV. For World AIDS Day 2017, ECDC highlighted the problem of late diagnosis and the need for diversifying HIV testing approaches.

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World AIDS Day 2016

Campaign
1 Dec 2016

Finding the gap: for World AIDS Day 2016, ECDC highlighted that 1 in 7 people living with HIV do not know they're infected

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World AIDS Day 2015

Campaign
1 Dec 2015

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe launched the latest surveillance data on HIV and AIDS in the European Region. 2015 theme: Sex between men is still main transmission mode

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World AIDS Day 2013

Campaign
1 Dec 2013
ECDC

World AIDS Day was introduced by the World Health Organization in 1988 and is observed on 1 December each year to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by HIV infection.

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World AIDS Day 2012Archived

Campaign
1 Dec 2012
ECDC

Marking World AIDS Day 2012, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe released their joint publication HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2011