World AIDS Day 2006

HIV/AIDS does not discriminate. With an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 HIV- positive individuals living in the United States, with approximately 40,000 new infections occurring every year.

On December 1, people and organizations around the world will commemorate World AIDS Day. While HIV /AIDS has some similarities to other life-threatening illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS often results in social isolation, loss of jobs and other financial repercussions, discrimination and a myriad of related health disparities. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for social work practitioners to recommit to working to stop HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about World AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Social workers have the responsibility to continuously update their knowledge and all aspects of HIV disease, including new prevention strategies, treatment models, medications, and policies.