Health Days 2020
World AIDS Day

​​HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). 

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. It has become one of the most widely recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have died, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. 

  • There is currently no effective cure. Once people get HIV, they have it for life.
  • HIV can be controlled with proper medical care.
  • People with HIV who receive effective drugs can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.
  • Focus on the importance of expanding coverage for preventive and treatment services for HIV infection locally and internationally.
  • Monitor the spread of HIV/AIDS at the international level and the availability of the related treatment and protection services.
  • Develop policies and provide standard and technical guidelines to assist countries to boost intervention in the health sector; in order to combat the HIV/AIDS.
Official Date:
Globally: December 1st, 2020.
Locally: Rabi' al-Thani 16th, 1442 H.



Last Update : 23 August 2020 02:55 PM
Reading times :
Content Evaluation:
Satisfaction of visitors A sign of happiness
Satisfaction of visitors Completely satisfied Satisfied Neutral Not Satisfied Completely dissatisfied
This site can be viewed on all screen tones and all smart devices and supports all kinds of browsers
All Rights Reserved – Ministry of Health – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ©