December 1, 2011 marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. Originally held in 1988, World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Between 1981 and 2007, an estimated 25 million people have lost their lives fighting the virus and approximately 33.3 million people globally are currently suffering from HIV.
World AIDS Day information around Ohio State and Columbus:
• For information on Ohio State’s main campus events, contact Katye Miller at (614) 292-4527.
• For information on Columbus community events, call the AIDS Resource Center formerly known as the Columbus AIDS Task Force at
• To learn more about Ohio State’s AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, visit
World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public there is still a need for their support. In the fight against AIDS there is a vital need to continue to raise money for research, increase awareness and improve education. Learn more about World AIDS Day.