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World AIDS Day

  • 02 Dec 2019
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The World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December every year all over the world.

  • Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
  • The main motto behind celebrating the day is to raise public awareness about AIDS.
  • The theme for the year 2019 is ‘Communities make the difference’.


  • The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has implemented the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 (HIV/AIDS Act, 2017) to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS and creates mechanisms for redressing the complaints of persons infected with HIV and AIDS.

Source: PIB

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