World Aids Day, marked on December 1, is an international day to raise awareness about HIV and Aids globally. More than 25 million people have died from Aids since 1981. Africa has over 14 million Aids orphans, with women at the end of 2008 accounting for 50% of all adults living with HIV world wide. What more should be done globally to raise awareness about HIV and Aids, increase access to treatment and prevention services? How could the international community unite to achieve prevention of the Aids pandemic?