So many things in this world are red: Elmo, strawberries, blood, Mars, stop signs, Superman’s cape and even Santa’s cheeks. The list is never ending. Out of all the primary colours, red is considered one of the most powerful. Often associated with passion and danger, it’s a hue that is sure to get you noticed.
The colour red also marks this day, December 1st. Today gives the world an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died as a result. It has been estimated that 34 million people have HIV and more than 35 million people have died from the virus. This makes it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and it is thought that one understands so much more about the condition. But despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV. Stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds each and every one of us that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
You all know, from reading my posts, that I don’t like to push outfits on you but I will always give you my two pence on a given trend or what not. But I do like to raise ones awareness on a certain topic. Today, it’s your turn. Wear red and raise awareness.