Today is #WorldAIDSDay. Globally there are 38 million people who have the virus, there is still a huge need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education. #RockTheRibbon and help raise awareness about World AIDS Day.
There are over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus.
The virus was first identified in 1984, but since then, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
More than 4000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the UK each year and unfortunately, some people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the world that HIV has not gone away – there remains a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
This year, you can #RockTheRibbon and be an HIV ally. By wearing a Red Ribbon and sharing it on social media, you can raise awareness about World Aids Day.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.