World AIDS Day

Every year on 1 December we mark World AIDS Day to raise awareness and show support for those living with HIV and AIDS, and to commemorate people who have died.

This year, the national World AIDS Day theme for Australia is Boldy Positive which aims to encourage all Australians to:

  • educate ourselves and others about HIV
  • raise community awareness of prevention strategies
  • break down barriers and ensure people living with HIV can take part in the community, free from stigma and discrimination.

Stigma has long been recognised as a serious and debilitating feature of the HIV epidemic. You can show your support for those living with HIV by shining a light on inequalities and doing your part in helping to address them.

Take part in this year’s by buying and wearing a red ribbon (the international symbol of HIV awareness and support), attending a candlelight vigil, or even hosting a RED themed dinner party.

Many iconic buildings and structures across Queensland, including the Story Bridge, will turn red to mark the day and encourage conversations about breaking down barriers and educating those around us.

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