World AIDS Day: 1st December 2021

This World AIDS Day, we remember the 36.3 million who have died from AIDS and fight for the 37 million living with HIV.

Huge progress has been made in the global HIV response, celebrating scientific advancements, life-saving drugs and strong leadership, but the fight is not over. Last year the 2020 UNAIDS’ Global HIV targets were missed; 1.5 million people acquired HIV and 680 000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses that year. The UK has stepped back from its historic leadership in the HIV response, cutting funding to key multilateral organisations, including UNAIDS, UNFPA, and Unitaid by 80%. Bold action is required to get the HIV targets back on track.

This year marks 40 years since the first case of AIDS. On the 1st December please join us to remember the millions who have who died from AIDS-related illnesses, stand in solidarity with those living and affected by HIV and strengthen our commitment to fighting HIV and ending AIDS.



  • Thank you to those who joined us at ACT UP’s fantastic event on Sunday: Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York 1987-1993, film screening and book launch.
  • Join STOPAIDS and the APPG on HIV & AIDS for a roundtable to discuss how Quality of Life and inequality can be put at the centre of political policy and clinical care of HIV.
    Confirmed Speakers: David Mundell MP, Andy Seale (WHO), Marc Thompson (Lovetank/Prepstar, LGBTQI+/BAME community UK speaker), Florence Anam (GNP+ Kenya).
    30th November, 4pm, Zoom link here.
  • Join us in Victoria Park this Sunday for the annual World AIDS Day RED RUN where three of our STOPAIDS team will be running! Thanks to all runners who have selected STOPAIDS as their chosen charity. 27th November @Victoria Park, 12.30pm.
  • STOPAIDS & Tackle Africa are holding a lunchtime panel for Salesforce staff on the 1st December. STOPAIDS will be presenting on World AIDS Day and its role in the global HIV response.
  • Please join STOPAIDS and AIDS Memory UK for a vigil to remember those we have lost in the 40 year fight against AIDS. Followed by drinks at Duke of Wellington and Comptons from 7.30pm. 1st December, Soho Square Gardens, London, 6.30pm.

  • Follow @STOPAIDS on Twitter to catch our latest WAD updates. Look out for our WAD toolkit we’ll be circulating to members next week.