Tuesday 1 December is World AIDS day 2020.

An estimated 35 million people have died from HIV or AIDS since it was first identified in 1984. Today, around 38 million people in the world, and around 100,000 people in the UK, live with HIV. Every year, over 4,450 people in the UK are diagnosed with HIV.

World AIDS day was established in 1988 to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS among people and governments, to challenge stigma and to improve education.

The below links are to websites, including the World AIDS Day website, that have information on how to get involved in World AIDS Day. They also contain information about HIV and AIDS relating to clinical practice, education and fundraising.

The SALIS collection has a wide range of resources on HIV and AIDS.

The SSA has a range of HIV and AIDS information from Journal Club discussions to conference presentations and abstracts. These resources will more specifically relate to people who use drugs.


The SSA does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information in external sources or links and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such information.

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