December 1, 2016
Living with HIV is a fact of life for millions of people—on World AIDS Day and throughout the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), worldwide about 36.7 million people are living with HIV. CDC further reports that as of June 2016, 17 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to help them live longer, healthier lives. But much work remains to provide all infected people with ART and to one day make new HIV infections and deaths due to AIDS something rare. World AIDS Day is an occasion to both celebrate and support the ongoing efforts around the globe to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Year round, AIDSinfo provides access to HIV-related resources. This includes the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines for health care providers and related information especially tailored for people living with HIV. AIDSinfo resources in English and Spanish can be accessed via the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites and companion apps. AIDSinfo assistance is also available by phone, email, or postal mail.
To learn more, browse our World AIDS Day webpage.