In The Face Of COVID-19, World AIDS Day Spotlights Ongoing HIV Epidemic

Nearly 38 million people are living with HIV worldwide. About 33 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.

In The Face Of COVID-19, World AIDS Day Spotlights Ongoing HIV Epidemic
A ribbon hangs on the White House for World AIDS Day 2020, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo
In The Face Of COVID-19, World AIDS Day Spotlights Ongoing HIV Epidemic
A ribbon hangs on the White House for World AIDS Day 2020, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP Photo

In The Face Of COVID-19, World AIDS Day Spotlights Ongoing HIV Epidemic

Nearly 38 million people are living with HIV worldwide. About 33 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.

This year, World AIDS Day is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only public health crisis the world is facing right now.

Reset discusses the importance of World AIDS Day and the parallels between the AIDS crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

GUEST: Steven Thrasher, Daniel Renberg chair of social justice in reporting at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism