December Awareness Month is a relatively quiet month due to the Holidays… A special notation is World Aids Day on December 1st. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the HIV virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is important part of the national December Awareness month because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax 
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

Dec 1st – World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
Van Diemenstraat 192
1013 CP Amsterdam
+31 20 616 9045 
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Dec 4 – 10
National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation
11714 U.S. Route 42
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 769-3660 
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer

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