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World AIDs day.

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, with the first one was held in 1988.

Around 100,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK, and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 35 million people have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Take the World AIDs day online quiz: Are you HIV aware? (http://www.hivawarequiz.org.uk/ quiz-3/about-you) Test your knowledge and awareness by taking the quiz, and act aware by passing the quiz on and sharing it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook.

If you understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today, you can use this knowledge to take care of your own health and the health of others, and ensure you treat everyone living with HIV fairly, and with respect and understanding.

You can also show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness and support.

World AIDS Day is also a great opportunity to raise money for the National AIDS Trust and to show your support for people living with HIV. If you feel inspired you might like to hold an event, bake sale or simply sell red ribbons. If you'd like to see what other events are taking place, go to http://www.worldaidsday.org/

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Date:Nov 1, 2015
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