The RED RIBBON is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness, a symbol of respect for People Living with HIV and AIDS. It reminds us all of the constant need to keep up with the fight against HIV and AIDS.
It was created in early 1991 by Visual AIDs in New York for a global symbol in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It is a symbol for Solidarity and Acceptance with those often discriminated upon by the public, the People Living with HIV and AIDS.
The RED RIBBON is . . .
- "Red" like LOVE, as a symbol of Compassion and Acceptance towards those affected.
- "Red" like BLOOD, representing the pain experienced by the many people who suffered and died with AIDS.
- "Red" like ANGER against helplessness for we are facing a disease for which there is still no change of CURE.
- "Red" as a sign of WARNING not to carelessly ignore the one of the biggest problems of our time.
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