World AIDS Day - 1 December

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World AIDS Day is marked annually on the 1st of December to call for standing in solidarity with the 38 million people living with HIV worldwide and we remember the millions who lost their lives to AIDS. The day is also a reminder to achieve a key promise of the Sustainable Development Goals: to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
As co-sponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), UNODCs global HIV programme supports countries to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who use drugs and for comprehensive HIV services for people in prisons.

Our work is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular SDG 3 and its target 3.3 to end AIDS by 2030 and the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy 2016-2021 which calls for a 90 per cent of people who inject drugs and people in prisons to have access to HIV combination prevention services.

Know more: 
UNODC provided Tunisia with 40,000 HIV, HBV, HCV and Syphilis testing kits to cover prison population
Egypt: People in Prisons at the core of HIV/AIDS efforts
Algeria: Working with NGOs to support people living with HIV and people who use drugs during COVID19