World Aids Day
|December 01, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
The theme in the United States for the 2021 observance is Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.
Why is World AIDS Day Important?
Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
Protect yourself. Get tested. Know your status. Learn what’s next.
The Santa Rosa County Health Department offers HIV testing by appointment during normal clinic hours at its Milton location. Call 850/983-5200 for more information. The fee if $29.00 and all services are confidential.
Event Starts: 12:00 AM
Event Ends: 12:00 PM