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World AIDS Day 2023

World AIDS Day 2023:

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1.

  • World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1 to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS.
  • The day is an opportunity to end stigmas associated with this disease, and this day also honours people who lost their precious lives and engage in lives that support HIV/AIDS research and advanced treatment.
  • It was first observed in 1988, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised the day.
  • The theme of World AIDS Day 2023 is– “Let Communities Lead”


  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • HIV attacks the body’s immune system, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases.
  • If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS.
  • It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
  • It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, from illicit injection drug use, or by sharing needles.
  • It can also be spread from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
  • There is currently no effective cure. Once people get HIV, they have it for life.