United Church of Christ

World AIDS Day

Although its official annual observance is December 1, 
each day a person in the world is living with HIV is a World AIDS Day. 

Getting to ZERO
Zero new infections
Zero AIDS-related deaths
Zero stigma and discrimination

The need for increased HIV response is urgent. We are in a 5-year window for ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat. Taking advantage of this window of opportunity will make a world of difference. According to UNAIDS, "Front-loading investments in the fragile five-year window up to 2020 could reduce new HIV infections by 89% and AIDS-related deaths by 81% by 2030." If we stay the current course, and fail to fast-track the response, we stand to lose the gains we've made with devastating consequences to the health and lives of millions of people the world over. There can be no clearer or compelling moral imperative for people of faith.

The time to act is now!

The time to scale-up our response is now!

The importance of the whole church engaging in HIV response has never been more critical.  As never before, there is a path to ending the epidemic in our lifetime.  The implementation of the 27th General Synod's resolution, "Calling for Comprehensive HIV Prevention in Church and Community," is the road map for the UCC, inviting the whole church to be faithful to do all it can.

As you plan for this global observance, please use the following resources, adapting them according to the needs of your particular context.


About Getting to ZERO

Worship/Spiritual Resources

AIDS Day Sermon from Mission Hills UCC (San Diego, CA) on Vimeo.

Global Ministries - Projects, Stories, Resources
Global Ministries is the common witness of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the UCC.

Advent Calendar and other resources from the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance


TheBody.com continues to be among the best for a wide-range of HIV information.

HIV-related Videos on the UCC YouTube Channel


U.S. National AIDS Strategy

UN Political Declaration (June 2011)

Global HIV Strategic Investment Framework

Fact Sheets


More Resources


World AIDS Day. December 1.