Red ribbon - it is the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. World AIDS Day is recognised and observed by millions of people in more than 190 countries around the world as a day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. In Australia, an estimated 27 600 people live with HIV.

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The red ribbon supports the 20 Australians diagnosed with HIV each week.

HIV is still here. Wear a red ribbon on World AIDS Day.

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