President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day wishing all-out success of the programmes marking the day.
Health and Family Welfare Ministry is organizing a discussion marking the day at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) today (Saturday).
In a message issued marking the day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said more than 77 million people have become infected with HIV, and more than 35 million have died of an AIDS-related illness.
According to new report of UNICEF, In Bangladesh, the HIV prevalence among general population remains low (<0.1%) while around 80 adolescents will die of AIDS globally every day by 2030 as per the current trends.
Some 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030, said the report.
The World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the endemic.