World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act is Now

The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1 will be “The Time to Act Is Now,” emphasizing the need to look to the future but demonstrating the urgent need for action today.

In a White House blog post, Douglas M. Brooks, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, writes that “There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.”

To remain updated on World AIDS Day, follow AIDS.gov and use the hashtag #WAD2015 on social media. Read more about the White House’s plans for World AIDS Day 2015 here.

About Alyssa Kitlas

Alyssa Kitlas serves as a Program Analyst on NACCHO's HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team. Her work includes projects on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis prevention and care. Twitter: @AlyssaKitlas

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