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World AIDS Day - 1 December
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day (WAD) is held on 1 December every year, and is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV and AIDS.
Raising awareness of HIV is crucial to get to zero new HIV infections. A red AIDS awareness ribbon is worn around World AIDS Day which is a symbol of awareness, support and remembrance of those affected by HIV and AIDS.
AVERT World AIDS Day 2014
First Date Sex Fail!
The video aims to be funny, witty and sexy but carries an important message for young people:
"We all get carried away. Remember HIV. Take the Test."
'First Date Sex Fail' recognises that anyone can forget to use a condom, but that you can take responsibility by testing for HIV. Testing is an easy and important way to look after your sexual health.
There are a number of ways we want people to get involved with the video and campaign:
- Test for HIV! It's the only way to know if you are living with HIV.
- Watch our video! By normalising HIV testing, we're encouraging young people to test.
- Play our game! It busts the myths about what happens when you go for an HIV test.
- Check out our blog! It includes blogs on the topic of HIV testing for young people.
- Look at our press release! It outlines the purpose of our video launch.
- Read our advocacy paper! It calls on donors to invest in testing young people for HIV.
Read more about our Update Your Status campaign >>
World AIDS Day 2013
World's largest AIDS awareness ribbon
AVERT unveiled the world's largest AIDS awareness ribbon at The Level in Brighton, with our partners - Brighton World AIDS Day Community Partnership, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Institute of Development Studies. The red ribbon was created by Dr Surya Rao in India, and is a symbol of awareness, solidarity and a reminder of those we have lost.
The ribbon unveiling was opened with speeches by Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and former Leader of the Green Party and James Cole, former Sussex University Co-ordinator of the Student Stop AIDS Campaign. Before the ribbon was laid, a one-minute silence was held in memory of those no longer with us. The aim of the day was to raise awareness about HIV in the city of Brighton, where HIV affects the local community.
You, Me & HIV e-Action
AVERT also launched our You, ME & HIV e-Action, which invites people on a virtual journey around the world to learn about the many ways that HIV can affect people.
Our friends in China, Thailand, USA, UK, Kenya, UAE and Brazil share stories about how HIV has affected them. We hope the facts will help protect yourself and others from HIV. Remember, HIV can affect anyone!
World AIDS Day 2012
Liverpool Football Club
In partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, AVERT displayed the world's largest red ribbon at Anfield Stadium during the Liverpool versus Southampton match on 1st December 2012.
Reflections on the Epidemic
AVERT published ‘ Reflections on the Epidemic’ - a series of articles written for AVERT by global leaders, writers, experts, activists, physicians, and people personally affected by HIV and AIDS.
In addition, AVERT also launched our AVERT Educator Booklet to provide key facts about HIV and AIDS.
Get involved in fundraising for World AIDS Day!
Fundraise for AVERT this World AIDS Day! Visit our fundraising pages to discover World AIDS Day resources and find out more about how you can make a difference >>