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Act Aware This World AIDS Day


Run by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World AIDS Day is observed in most countries of the world, and includes activities such as counseling about AIDS, HIV distribution, HIV prevention, and HIV treatment



The first World AIDS Day was observed on December 1, 1988, thanks to the efforts James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two officials from the Global Programme of AIDS, who since 1987 promoted the idea of an annual commemoration of the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

The theme for Global AIDS Day from 2011 to 2015 is  “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths“    As part of the theme of Getting to Zero, in 2013 World AIDS Day will ask participants to "Act Aware." Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection



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Other AIDS Awareness Days worth noting: