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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014

“On this World AIDS Day, I call on world leaders to unite in our common cause. We have started to turn the tide. We have set a bold target. Let us end AIDS together by 2030.”

— Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap.

Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.

Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.

Closing the gap means that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible.

Ideas on what you can do to Close the Gap:

Close the HIV testing gap—take an HIV test and learn your status.

Close the location gap—find out where the gaps are in your city or country.

Close the education gap—get involved with and support a local AIDS organization.

Close the funding gap—donate to an AIDS organization.


The Millennium Development Goals target of halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic has been achieved before the 2015 deadline. Now the race is on to provide universal access to HIV treatment.

10 goals for 2015

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