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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.It is held on December 1st 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.

The red ribbon is used globally by charities as a symbol to demonstrate our support for individuals affected by HIV and to generate awareness about the reality of living with HIV. It was conceived in 1991 so 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of this global symbol of unity and awareness.

This year the NAT campaign is: HIV STIGMA: NOT RETRO, JUST WRONG

Click here to visit the World AIDS Day website.

Positive Action would like to say "Thank you for all support given to us."

World AIDS Day events 2016

Date Location Time Activity Summary
SATURDAY 12th November Haslemere Charity Fair   As one of Haslemere Mayor's chosen chairites, we went along with a fundraising and awareness stand to promote WAD and give out ribbons.
MONDAY 28th November to THURSDAY 1st December Solent University/Sodexo – Southampton   Sodexo will be selling ribbons and taking donations at their food and retail outlets around Solent University campus.
Police HQ - Netley   Ribbons and collection tins in reception and the Control Room.
Stage Door Theatre/Bar – Southampton   Ribbons and collection tins in the bar area.
THURSDAY 1st December Southampton Central station collections 7am – 10am &
4pm – 7pm
Staff/volunteers giving out ribbons and collecting donations.
Solent University Learning Resource Centre - Southampton 11am – 3pm Fundraising and awareness stand in the Andrews Building concourse.
Solent University – Gay Men's Chorus concert 5.30pm – 7pm Southampton's Gay Men's Chorus will be singing in the Andrews Building concourse, with a short speech by Positive Action and some readings.
John Pounds Church – Portsmouth 7.30pm – 8.30pm The Community Parish of the Holy Angels will hold their annual World AIDS Day service, with a Positive Action speaker and donations being collected for us.
The London Hotel – Southampton 9pm – 12am Fundraising and awareness stand at their weekly karaoke night.
Spinnaker Tower – Portsmouth   The tower will be lit red for Word AIDS Day.
EII restaurant, Ashburton Hall – Winchester   Ribbons and collections from stand run by council staff.
Peter Symonds College   Student-led fundraising activities.
Farnborough 6th Form   Student-led fundraising activities.
Chapter 1 homeless charity - Southampton   Awareness/info stand for staff and beneficiaries.
Haslemere Flag   A red ribbon flag will be raised outside the Town Hall, with a ceremony and donation collections taking place.
FRIDAY 2nd December South Downs College – Havant   Fundraising and awareness stand in the college, with Health & Social Care students collecting donations around the college.

If you are interested in supporting Positive Action at any of the above events please speak to a member of the team.