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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.

Click here to visit the World AIDS Day website.

World AIDS Day events 2017

Date Location Time Activity Summary
Monday 27th November Farnborough 6th Form College 1 week Student led information and education, Cake sale, ribbons and collection tins.
Alton College 1 week Tutor led cake sale, ribbons and collection tin.
Haslewey Community Centre 2 weeks Ribbons and collection tin in reception.
Farnham University of Creative Arts 1 week Ribbons and collection tins in the café and library.
Tuesday 28th November Haslemere Town Hall 10am – 2pm HIV Awareness Workshop and Exhibition
Friday 1st December
Portsmouth and Southsea Station 10am – 4pm Estee Lauder staff and support group volunteers: carol singing, ribbons and collection tins.
Southampton University 10am – 4pm Estee Lauder staff and HIVE (HIV Education) staff: cake sale and collection tins.

Many thanks to everyone who donated to or were involved in this year's events.