Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, Dec 1st, it is held each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Around 100,000 are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 35 million people have died from the virus. In the UK over half of all people living with HIV are aged between 30 and 49, but there are significant numbers both of young people and older people now living with HIV.
So tomorrow, please help raise awareness of World Aids Day and HIV.
There are many ways to get involved in the campaign, here are a few ideas:
- Buy a RED Ribbon (read about them here)
- Take part in a World Aids Day Event (details here)
- Read about HIV facts, then tweet one your find interesting.
- Tell your friends it’s World Aids Day, ask them to donate
You can donate online here.
In support of World Aids Day 2015, This site has gone RED for a number of days.