World AIDS Day is a global movement to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In the UK, more than 105,000 people are living with HIV. Globally, an estimated 38 million people live with the virus. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses over the past 40 years, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. The aim of World AIDS Day is to raise awareness on the real experiences of people living with HIV today, while celebrating the strength, resilience and diversity of the communities most affected. It is a moment to inspire the leadership needed to create a future where HIV doesn’t stand in the way of anyone’s life. For information on this campaign visit World Aids Day.
In an effort to raise awareness people are invited to purchase a red ribbon to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV. You can purchase these from the National Aids Trust. They also send out a pack of 100 fabric red ribbons FREE to anybody fundraising for National AIDS Trust in the UK. For more information, visit the World AIDS Day fundraising page. For other ways to get involved this World Aids Day visit their Join In page for ideas. You can also support their work by donating to National AIDS trust.