HIV/AIDS affects all faiths across the United States. Global health groups have called on religious leaders to capitalize on the trust of their followers and use their power to help end the epidemic. Religion can help heal those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This national day is being launched this year in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of HIV education, prevention, support and love within faith communities. The goal is to bring together Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and members of other religions to fight HIV/AIDS.