Get involved with the World AIDS Day campaign

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December 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.

This year the Campaign asking people to show solidarity with the 34 million worldwide by wearing the universal symbol of HIV awareness, the red ribbon. We want you to get creative - put it on clothes, on food, on buildings. There is nowhere the red ribbon cannot go! So no matter what you do this World AIDS Day, make sure you #PutARibbonOnIt

Key facts about HIV in the UK

Some of the facts of the HIV in the UK are the following:

  • Over 90% of people with HIV were infected through sexual contact
  • You can now get tested for HIV using a saliva sample
  • HIV is not passed on through spitting, biting or sharing utensils
  • Only 1% of babies born to HIV positive mothers have HIV
  • You can get the results of an HIV test in just 15-20 minutes
  • There is no vaccine and no cure for HIV

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