World AIDS Day 2013

1 Dec 2013

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.

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, ECDC launched the latest surveillance data on HIV in the European Region. The report, prepared jointly with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, presented data on HIV and AIDS for the whole European Region, covering a population of nearly 900 million people, of which around 508 million live in the EU/EEA.
The day was also an opportunity to disseminate information about the status of the HIV pandemic.