World AIDS Day 2016 Why a red ribbon and where can you get one?

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World AIDS Day 2016: Why a red ribbon and where can you get one?
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Today is World AIDS Day, an awareness project that’s been around for nearly 3 decades. Aids has killed 35 million since the first global outbreak, and activists have been keen to raise awareness ever since.

Visual AIDS, a New-York based charity group of art professionals, formed the Ribbon Project in 1991, which led to the rise of the red ribbon being associated with the cause. Their aim was to recognise and honour friends and colleagues affected by AIDS.

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