This is the history of the Red Ribbon commemoration:
The red ribbon has become an internationally recognized symbol for AIDS awareness, worn by people throughout the year in support of people living with HIV and in remembrance of those who have died. On 1 December this year, people around the world will be pinning on their red ribbons as they commemorate World AIDS Day. But where did the ribbon come from?
Let’s not let those who are stricken with AIDS suffer in silence.
Thankfully organizations around the world are trying to keep this epidemic in front of the eyes of their governments and the world. This dreadful disease needs to be stopped, awareness of the ghastly toll it takes every day, month, year can not continue to go unnoticed at the governmental levels. The numbers are staggering! While political correctness reins, we will never see this problem go away.
It doesn’t matter how a person gets a disease, it simply matters that they are suffering with a terrible disease that needs to be stopped. We can not afford to sit back and let millions die every year while their families and friends stand by helpless and possibly secretly fearful of their own fates as they give the needed care to their suffering family member or friend.
2006 is the 25th anniversary of the identiï¬cation, of â€œAIDSâ€ â€“ Acquired Immune Deï¬ciency Syndrome â€“ although evidence exists to suggest earlier cases. More than 25 million people have died of AIDS-related causes since 1981.
Let’s help keep this problem before the eyes of the leadership in our countries to Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise.
For information and how we can help:
Just because the mass media and governments aren’t focusing on the AIDS epidemic certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t happening….just ask the grieving family members of the 2.9 million people who died due to AIDS-related illnesses in 2006 alone!