Each year on December 1, the CDC and its partners around the globe observe World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS. The first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported over 30 years ago in the June 5, 1981, issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Since that time, people living with HIV/AIDS, researchers, health professionals, non-profit organizations, governments and activists across the globe have worked together to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On World AIDS Day, we recognize our successes to-date and commit to saving more lives.
The World AIDS Day theme for the next three years is "Getting to Zero." Zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero deaths. Get involved and get tested. For more information about World AIDS Day, please visit: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day
For more information on HIV testing, please contact the STD/HIV Program at (603) 271-4502. To get involved, please join one of the World AIDS Day events around the state.