World AIDS Day 2016

Featured Content December 1, 2016 – The 2016 Federal theme is "Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”


World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1st. It is an opportunity for people globally to show their support for people living with HIV, remember those who have died, and unite in the fight against HIV.

“The goal of an AIDS-free generation may be ambitious, but it is possible with the knowledge and interventions we have right now. And that is something we’ve never been able to say without qualification before. Imagine what the world will look like when we succeed.”

At the July 2012 International AIDS Conference, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton called on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), producing a blueprint that outlines how the United States will contribute to reaching this goal.

In July 2015, the White House released the “National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020”, and in December 2015, released the “National HIV/AIDS for the United States: Updated to 2020 Federal Action Plan.”


Read the 2016 World AIDS Day Presidential Proclamation on the whitehouse.gov website.

Search across collections on govinfo to read messages from previous Presidential Proclamations and legislative documents.


Additional Resources

Explore the AIDS.gov website for timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs and resources to the American public.

Read more about PEPFAR and the U.S. Government’s initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world.

Download Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheets about HIV.