Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. It is being worn by increasing number of people around the world to demonstrate their care and concern about HIV and AIDS -for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died and for those who care for and support those directly affected.

The Red Ribbon offers a symbol of hope and support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. But the Red Ribbons are not enough. The Red Ribbon is only a useful symbol in the long run, when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference.

If someone is offered a Red Ribbon, he is asked to take it and wear it as a tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV / AIDS worldwide. Anyone can wear a Red Ribbon. There is no 'official' Red Ribbon. You can make your own to wear.

Wearing a Red Ribbon is the first step in the fight against HIV / AIDS. It can be worn on any day of the year, but especially on World AIDS Day (i.e. 1st December). The next step is to do something more for those suffering from HIV / AIDS.

Goal of Red Ribbon Clubs:

To reduce the occurrence of new sexually transmitted infections (incidence), particularly HIV, among youth.