World AIDS Day 2004

World AIDS Day began in 1988 to focus global attention on the HIV/AIDS epidemic across countries, organizations and governments. The theme of focuses on women, girls, and HIV and AIDS and seeks to explore how gender inequality fuels the AIDS epidemic.

The links on this page will connect you to the Foundation’s latest research, analysis, and innovative public health campaigns related to HIV/AIDS and to a range of other domestic and international World AIDS Day resources and activities:


The Kaiser Family Foundation serves as a resource for information about HIV/AIDS policy, public opinion and knowledge about the disease, and media-based partnerships. The Foundation’s work in HIV/AIDS is focused on informing the national policy discussion about the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the context of a changing treatment environment and health care delivery and financing system. Our work focuses on issues of health care coverage, financing, access to care, and prevention, particularly for those increasingly impacted by the epidemic, including women, people of color, and young people.

Previous World AIDS Day Coverage:

World AIDS Day 2003
World AIDS Day 2002
World AIDS Day 2001
World AIDS Day 2000

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