December 1, 2017
World AIDS Day highlights the success of worldwide efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as the importance of continued support for these efforts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that global efforts have resulted in 19.5 million people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection in 2016. Despite this progress, HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant global public health issue. According to CDC, in 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV, about 1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses, and 1.8 million people become newly infected with HIV.
The ongoing progress to end HIV/AIDS is reflected in the information and resources available via the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites. AIDSinfo HIV-related resources include the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines and related information in English and Spanish, tailored for people living with HIV. AIDSinfo assistance is also available by phone, email, or postal mail.
To learn more, browse our World AIDS Day webpage.