World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place annually on 1st December.

2021 marks 33 years of World AIDS Day – a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1988.

2021 also marks the 40th Anniversary of the emergence of HIV and AIDS as a global epidemic in 1981.

The global theme for 2021 is End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics.

HIV remains a significant health issue in Ireland.

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