World AIDS Day
December 1, 2021
Every 1st December, Kenya commemorates World AIDS Day. The day was set aside in 1988 as an international day to unite people globally in the HIV response. Kenya will celebrate the 2021 World AIDS Day on Wednesday, 1st December in Nakuru County.
The National AIDS Control Council (NACC), in partnership with the National Council for Population and Development, the Nakuru County, and other stakeholders, will host the National World AIDS commemoration. Public education and awareness messages will include HIV prevention, support to those infected and affected by HIV, and remembrance of more than 2 million Kenyans who have lost their lives due to AIDS-related illnesses. Further, all other Counties will mark the day through a series of activities that include pre-and post-world AIDS day events.
“We need to disrupt the status quo, change how we do things in order to maintain the gains made in HIV response as we ultimately work towards; Ending AIDS. Ending new HIV infection amongst adolescents. End teenage pregnancy, and gender based violence,” Dr; Ruth Laibon- Masha
The WAD 2021 will focus on teenage pregnancies and the attendant sexual gender based-violence among adolescents and young girls as factors that lead to continued HIV transmission in the Country under the theme: End Teenage Pregnancy towards Elimination of Inequalities and New HIV Infections.