World AIDS Day is held on December 1st 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, held for the first time in 1988.
On December 1, 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser, announced the release of 90/90/90/50, a plan for ending the HIV epidemic in the District by 2020. Through this public-private partnership, the 90/90/90/50 plan will achieve the following core goals:
- 90 percent of DC residents with HiV will know their status;
- 90 percent of DC residents diagnosed with HIV will be in treatment;
- 90 percent of DC residents in treatment will achieve viral load suppression; and
- The District will see an overall 50 percent decrease in new HIV cases.
For more information, please contact Isha Foster-Lee at [email protected] or (202) 727-7925.