Every year, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. Since 1988, this day has been dedicated to raising awareness about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a reason for causes AIDS. Also, this day is dedicated to remember and mourn the people who lost their lives due to AIDS. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day.

In August 1987, two information officers James W Bunn and Thomas Netter came up at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, with the idea for the AIDS day. These two information officers pitched it to Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now UNAIDS), Dr. Jonathan Mann, who approved the same. He agreed to the recommendation and set December 1, 1988, as the first observance of World AIDS Day.  The date was suggested by James W Bunn, who was the former television broadcast journalist. He believed that it would be followed by the US elections and other holidays like Christmas and New Years, with a maximise coverage.

Scientifically effective medications and behavioral interventions not only can end the HIV disease. To address racial and ethnic inequities that ultimately maintain health and broader well-being, people have to do more than ever.

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