Get your red ribbons!
Friday, the 15th of June is Irish AIDS Day and your help is needed to sell red ribbons. If you can’t go out on the streets with a bucket, don’t worry you can sell them to folks in work, college or to your family. Every cent counts as the, Dublin is always on the edge financially.
According to Dublin AIDS Alliance:
HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious health challenges the world has ever known. HIV organisations decided that June 15th would be the annual day to recognise HIV, the impact it has had in Ireland and a day to remember those who lost their fight against AIDS related illnesses.
During 2011, in Ireland, 320 people were newly diagnosed with HIV. There were 46 new AIDS diagnoses and 7 deaths reported. 184,521 HIV tests were carried out in 2011 – Health Protection Surveillance Centre, May 2012
When Irish AIDS Day began, in the 1990’s, it was about raising awareness of a disease that was claiming many lives. People showed their solidarity by wearing a red ribbon.