Founded 1988, Worlds AIDS Day became the first ever global health day to celebrate and commemorate the lives, legacy, and future direction of persons living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Celebrated annually on December 1st, World AIDS Day brings together individuals from differing walks and experiences with the purpose of prioritizing HIV/AIDS and health equity. In 2018, the state of Nevada reported 10,212 individuals who were living with HIV.1 In that year, 503 new cases were identified. In addition, roughly 96 cases (19.1%) were late diagnosis (progression to AIDS diagnosis within 3 months of an HIV diagnosis). 1
Based upon years of research into the social determinants of health, it is imperative to be the change we wish to see.
How We’re Getting Involved
Nevada Legal Services with support of the Ryan White Program and the American Bar Association has joined in the fight to address and reduce the challenges impacting vulnerable communities. Our goal is simple: to provide legal assistance to low-income families living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS. We recognize that many of our clients’ experience housing crisis, employment, discrimination, and benefits denial to name a few. Our Ryan White and HIV Impact Project allows for us to work more closely in these areas to ensure this vulnerable group is served. In addition, these funds aid in strengthening ties with community members and organizations throughout the state and country.
World AIDS Day 2021 will be a day to remember. Join Nevada Legal Services as we champion for the rights of those living with HIV. Through careful assessment and review of HIV modernization we will assist our community partners in better understanding the road to an equitable and HIV/AIDS free generation.