World AIDS Day occurs annually on 1 December to raise awareness about the issues concerning HIV and AIDS globally. It is a day to celebrate the inspiring actions by the HIV and AIDS sector and advocates, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who are no longer with us due to AIDS or other conditions related to HIV.
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day in Australia is ‘Inclusion. Respect. Equity.’ which recognises the importance of including all people affected by HIV in the HIV response.
Here are what some community members, representatives from our member organisations or NAPWHA board members have to say about what ‘‘Inclusion. Respect. Equity.’ means to them.
We encourage you to share these testimonies and support your local World AIDS Day events & HIV organisations.
See also our previous World AIDS Day campaigns:
- ‘Boldly Positive’ – NAPWHA community shares their journey for World AIDS Day 2022
- Community champions reflect on ’40 Years of HIV: Where to Next?’ – World AIDS Day 2021
- ‘Now More Than Ever’ — Our community leaders call-to-action on World AIDS Day 2020
- ‘Every Journey Counts’ — NAPWHA launches video campaign for World AIDS Day 2019
We just announced our 2023 Community Champions, recognising inspiring action and unsung supporters in HIV.