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ROCK THE RIBBON! This World Aids Day

The National AIDS Trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. People living with HIV are at the heart of what they do, and this year’s World AIDS Day campaign is no different. They’re celebrating the diverse group of people who make up our community and celebrating the HIV allies who stand shoulder to shoulder with them and fight for HIV rights.

Today over 105,000 people live with HIV in the UK. Yet their recent research found 63% of the public do not remember seeing or hearing about HIV in the past six months. Only a third said they have sympathy for people living with HIV regardless of how they acquired it.

Their survey also found 1 in 5 think people think you can acquire HIV through kissing. Only 16% knew if someone is on effective treatment, they can’t pass HIV on and can expect to live a long and healthy life.

World AIDS Day is the perfect time to raise much needed awareness about HIV.

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to end the HIV epidemic for good, but we must also continue fighting the stigma still experienced by people living with HIV. Your support can help realise their vision of a future where HIV is no barrier to health or equality.

This year The National Aids Trust are asking you to tell us why you’ll #RockTheRibbon with our community and be an HIV allys this year. 

Ask your colleagues, students, friends, and family to Rock the Ribbon with you by hosting a fundraising event, using their fundraising Red Ribbons, and much more! There are free resources on their website to use at your events or in your workplace or school. Simply print them off in the best format for you.

Are you ready to say “Rock the Ribbon” this World AIDS Day?

You can also DONATE to the National Aids Trust HERE!

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