World AIDS Day is observed December 1 each year and is dedicated to raising the awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
HIV/AIDS has been a global epidemic for more than 27 years. Most of today's youth have never know a world without it. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published national HIV
incidence (new infections) than showed much higher numbers than previous estimates. The time is now to prevent the spread of this pandemic- through awareness, care, prevention, education and research.