Kw-logo-smaller

World AIDS Day

Nov 29, 2013
Wear a Red Ribbon to show your support on World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day and if you only do one thing on this day, put on a red ribbon. Pin it to your jacket, your backpack or even your dog's collar. You could also donate time and money. The red ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. AIDS is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - a serious, fatal disease of the immune system.

World AIDS Day: Why You Should Wear a Ribbon

More than 35.3 million people worldwide have HIV - a serious disease that still has no cure. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. By wearing the red ribbon, you are telling everyone that you're aware of the AIDS crisis and that you support people suffering from the disease. If people start asking you questions about the ribbon, here's what you can tell them. Explain why you're supporting people who have HIV. Explain that AIDS is a disease that does not discriminate, but its victims are discriminated against. Oh, and don't forget to add that in another 10 years, about 40 million children will be orphans because they'll lose their parents to AIDS.

World Aids Day is December 1st
World Aids Day is December 1st
Courtesy of The World Aids Organization
 

World AIDS Day: The History of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day has been around since December 1, 1988. It started as a day to share messages of hope, compassion and understanding about AIDS to the world. The organization behind World AIDS Day is the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. World AIDS Day is honored around the world and it's the only international day that takes action against AIDS.

World AIDS Day: Show Your Support

Show your support this December 1st and pin on a red ribbon, the proceeds of which go to AIDS charities. You can get one from your local AIDS organization. Check out http://www.worldaidsday.org for more information.

Have Your Say

Does your school do anything for World Aids Day? How do you show your support?

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

ThePurpleMuffin
I don't have a ribbon! It's a shame so many people are immature about Aids though :L
commented: Sun Dec 01, 2013

version71

version71 wrote:

what shet HIV & AIDS yuck.....
commented: Sat Nov 30, 2013

-SkittleBaby-

-SkittleBaby- wrote:

o
commented: Fri Nov 08, 2013

there are 41 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1164826788218

Whose Problem Is AIDS?

  • AIDS is only a problem for homosexuals.
  • AIDS is everyone's problem.
  • AIDS is only a problem for people who have AIDS.
  • AIDS is only a problem for people in third-world countries.

related stories

Micro_new year-resolutions-micro
It’s a New Year which means it's time to leave your old habits behind. When the clock strikes mid...
Micro_december-micro
There are a ton of holidays to celebrate in the month of December - that's why it's known as the ...
Micro_winter micro
Winter solstice is the first day of winter. Check out all the celebrations that take place on the...
Micro_boxing-day-micro
The first Boxing Day is believed to have started in the Middle Ages. This is just a guess because...

latest videos

Random in the forums

Jelly3
Jelly3 posted in General:
Banned for having a spoiler in your signature. x3
reply less than a minute
Liesl
Liesl posted in General:
"Jelly3" wrote:Banned for banning without giving a reason. banned because you banned me. And I said banned just because!
reply 2 minutes
smarty321
smarty321 posted in Say Anything:
Heya! It's a real story... So read it carefully. IT'S 'BOUT GHOSTS!!!! Once a man went to Goa, India as a tourist. He booked a room in a hotel. The hotel manager told him that the next room to the one which he had booked was creepy. He warned him not to ever peek into the room through the keyhole or by any other means. It's a common human nature that we humans tend to do what we are told not to do. So, the man could not resist seeing into the room. He went to his room and slept. He woke up after about 2 hours and went to that creepy room! He peeped into the room through the keyhole. He could see nothing but a bed and a sofa set and all those common household items. He went away. The next day he again peeped though the keyhole. This time he could see a woman wrapped up in a white sari leaning on the bed with her face hidden. He could hear her crying. He went away cuz he was scared. The next day we again went to peep into the room. This time he could see no woman crying. Suddenly someone tapped at his shoulder from behind. He turned back to see who it was but there was no one. He again peeped through the keyhole. This time all he could see was red. He could see nothing but the color ###. ## was just red. He could not understand anything and went away. He went to the hotel manager and asked him what the reason behind it was. The manager told him that once a couple had last booked that room. The woman died during their stay at the hotel and the man just went away. Since then the woman had been there haunting anyone who dares to enter the room. The manager added that the woman's spirit had red eyes! NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!!!!! It was the spirit's eyes!!! The man could see her red eyes in the keyhole!!!!! The spirit was looking at him but he did not notice!!! WOAH!!!
reply 6 minutes
Jelly3
Jelly3 posted in General:
Happy Birthday!  Have fun :'D
reply 9 minutes
Jelly3
Jelly3 posted in General:
Banned for banning without giving a reason.
reply 11 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...