World AIDS Days is observed each year on December 1. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic and paying tribute to the millions of people who have died or suffer from the disease. First observed in 1988, the event was originally led by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and is now directed by the World AIDS Campaign.
On December 1, the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) and the Africa Health Forum hosted a panel in honor of World AIDS Day, New Developments in HIV/AIDS Prevention, moderated by HAI chair Max Essex.
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