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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2009

The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is
"Universal Access and Human Rights"

Understanding HIV and AIDS from a human rights perspective can be difficult.

Human rights are often misunderstood - and can sometimes be seen as abstract ideals with not much practical relevance for real people.

With "Universal Access and Human Rights" being the theme of this year's World AIDS Day, the key slogans are:

The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year UN agencies, governments and all sectors of civil society worldwide join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS.

UNAIDS Outlook 2010

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