World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December every year. According to the National Aids Trust, a charity dedicated to “transforming the UK’s response to HIV”, the day is an “opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness”. As part of World AIDS Day, United Nations (UN) agencies, governments and civil society work to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS, such as universal health coverage. In 2018, the theme is “know your status”, which encourages everyone to find out whether they have HIV or not.
Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0131