December 1st will mark World AIDS Day. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and is notable for being the first ever global health day. Today, over 33.3 million people are currently living with AIDS in every country in the world. While there have been multiple advances in understanding HIV/AIDS and providing treatment, there is still no cure. However, prevention efforts and the provision of knowledge about how HIV is transmitted can help reduce the number of new cases. It is also important to increase awareness about the stigma that people with HIV/AIDS face in order to promote equality.
To show your support on World AIDS Day, wear a red ribbon on December 1st and attend the AIDS Vigil from 5-8PM on the Central Campus Diag (map). Taubman Health Sciences Library has created a brief multimedia HIV/AIDS Resource Guide to provide information resources and enhance discussion on issues around living with, understanding the impact of, and measuring the scope of HIV/AIDS around the world. To learn more about World AIDS Day at the University of Michigan visit here. Or, to learn more about World AIDS day internationally go here.