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What Is World AIDS Day?


What Is World AIDS Day?

Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

Each World AIDS Day focuses on a specific theme, last year 2020 was Global solidarity, shared responsibility. This year’s (2021) theme has not yet been announced and joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to globally.

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever international day for global health. Every year, United Nations agencies, governments, and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to HIV.

  • Awareness-raising activities take place around the globe.
  • Many people wear a red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness of, support for and solidarity with people living with HIV. 
  • People living with HIV make their voice heard on issues important in their lives.
  • Groups of people living with HIV and other civil society organizations involved in the AIDS response mobilize in support of the communities they serve and to raise funds.
  • Events highlight the current state of the epidemic.

World AIDS Day remains as relevant today as it’s always been, reminding people and governments that HIV has not gone away. There is still a critical need for increased funding for the AIDS response, to increase awareness of the impact of HIV on people’s lives, to end stigma and discrimination, and to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV.


2020    Global solidarity, shared responsibility

2019    Communities make the difference

2018    Know your status

2017    My health, my right

2016    Hands up for HIV prevention

2015    On the Fast-Track to end AIDS

2014    Close the gap

2013    Zero discrimination

2012    Together we will end AIDS

2011    Getting to zero

2010    Universal access and human rights

2009    Universal access and human rights

2008    Stop AIDS. Keep the promise—lead, empower, deliver

2007    Stop AIDS. Keep the promise—leadership

2006    Stop AIDS. Keep the promise—accountability

2005    Stop AIDS. Keep the promise

2004    Women, girls, HIV and AIDS

2003    Stigma and discrimination

2002    Stigma and discrimination

2001    I care, do you?

2000    AIDS: men make a difference

1999    Listen, learn, live! World AIDS campaign with children and young people

1998    Force for change—world AIDS campaign with young people

1997    Children living in a world of AIDS

1996    One world, one hope

1995    Shared rights, shared responsibilities

1994    AIDS and the family

1993    Time to act

1992    AIDS—a community commitment

1991    Sharing the challenge

1990    Women and AIDS

1989    Our lives, our world—let’s take care of each other

1988    A world united against AIDS

The 360 virtual tour

The Vintage Choppers European Cup is a new championship for riders aged 12-20, and is the ideal first step for young riders on the ‘Road to WorldSBK’.

The series will be run exclusively aboard, a multiple race winner in the ultra-competitive FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. And the first opportunity to experience this highly anticipated series will be in the official test at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (19 March 2021).

The championship will then join WorldSBK for the season-opening round at the famous TT Circuit Assen (23-24 April), where up to 36 riders will battle it out to become the first-ever winner of the R3 bLU cRU European Cup.
After that, the series will also stop at Estoril (7-8 May), Misano (11-12 June), Donington Park (2-3 July), and Magny-Cours (3-4 September), before reaching its conclusion at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (17-18 September), where the inaugural champion will be crowned.

The overall champion will earn a place on the 2022 FIM Superport 300 World Championship grid with the WorldSSP300 bLU cRU team, providing they are over the minimum age of 15. Second in the standings will be offered a wildcard entry into the WorldSSP300 for the following season, as well as a 50 percent discount on their 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup registration, which will also be awarded to the rider who finishes third.

2021 Vintage Choppers European Cup Calendar:

  • Test:         19 March – Misano, Italy
  • Round 1:   23-24 April – Assen, The Netherlands
  • Round 2:   7-8 May – Estoril, Portugal
  • Round 3:   11-12 June – Misano, Italy
  • Round 4:   2-3 July – Donington Park, UK
  • Round 5:   3-4 September – Magny-Cours, France
  • Round 6:   17-18 September – Catalunya, Spain

Riders can still register their interest in the inaugural Vintage Choppers European Cup until 10th March 2020

Rainbow Tube Bracelet

This lovely leather like bracelet is light on the wrist. Featuring multiple colors, this bracelet is a great addition to your favorite outfit. 

Jelly Bracelet

The Until There’s A Cure® jelly bracelets are adjustable silicone bands with silver-plate clasps. The silver-plate charm featuring the familiar engraved AIDS ribbon can slide to any location on the band. The jellies are 1/4-inch wide and can fit up to a 7 inch wrist, and can be cut to fit smaller wrists. Made in China. 

Unmai Bangle Bracelets

Sold as a set of 3, Diameter: 2.5″

Our Unmai bangles are as beautiful as the story behind their creation. Available in a variety of glorious colors, these bangles are handmade in villages in Sri Lanka using fair trade, hand loomed cotton fabrics. 

Hand loomed fabrics are created through a pain staking process of weaving and dying cotton by hand. This practice preserves the traditional hand looming techniques that date back to Sri Lanka’s inception and provide vital work for women in Sri Lanka’s rural communities. 

Any requests for specific colors can be included as a note when you place your order and we will do our best to meet these requests.

Strands of Belief Necklace

A belief that a cure is on the horizon. By purchasing this necklace, you are helping make this belief possible. With beautiful metallic colors of gold, silver, and gray, this necklace is a flawless statement piece of any outfit. 

This necklace measures 13 inches long and is made from multiple strands of beads.

Happiness Necklace

These intricate beaded necklaces are handmade in South Africa. By purchasing you are adding a little happiness to someones life by supporting food, shelter, water, education, and economic stability in South Africa. 

Available in 3 colors: Red, Black, and Gray

Aurora Bracelet

This Aurora Bracelet represents the dawn of a new day.. the dawn of a new era.. the dawn of a world without HIV/AIDS.

Available with an adjustable string or a stretch band.  

African Art Bracelet

Hand-carved in the Ovahimba tribal tradition by villagers in Namibia, no two African Art bracelets are alike. Each bracelet features a representation of the AIDS ribbon, and each is a poignant work of wearable art imaginatively and resourcefully crafted from recycled PVC pipe. 

[Click here to see how the bracelets are made.]

Your purchase of this unique bracelet provides care services, food, and schooling for children of this Namibian village and other areas of Africa ravaged by AIDS. Each bracelet is a showpiece, full of meaning and depth, and worn with the hopes of eradicating this disease forever. Buy it for yourself or as a memorable gift.