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Wear a red ribbon on World AIDS Day

25 Nov 2014

World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year: not only does it give people the opportunity to remember those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but it also gives people the opportunity to raise money for this cause

World AIDS Day ribbon

It is vital that charities and working groups receive sufficient funding to ensure that advances are made to find a cure for HIV, to keep raising awareness about the transmission and to fund testing and treatment.

This year we have more boxes at FoodOnCampus outlets and the Students’ Union where you can obtain your red ribbon and show support for the world’s struggle in combatting HIV and AIDS.

There are approximately 35 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS – of these, 3.2 million were children (<15 years old).

An estimated 2.1 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2013 - this includes over 240,000 children (<15 years).

19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus.

We’re encouraging people to buy a red ribbon to support this cause and beat last year’s donation amount of £325.

Staff and students who are affected or impacted by HIV have many support resources available at the University:

So please show your support by wearing a red ribbon or donating to one of the many collection boxes.

Where to buy your red ribbon

  • SCR – Manchester Meeting Place
  • Mumford Restaurant – Manchester Meeting Place
  • Browsers – Sackville Street Building
  • Enigma – Renold Building
  • Café Interface – MIB
  • Pi in the Sky – Alan Turing Building
  • Café 2o4 – Chemistry Building
  • Error Bar – Schuster Building
  • Chromo-zone – Medical / Stopford Building
  • Vasaio (formally Potters) – Simon Building
  • Eats – University Place
  • Shop – University Place
  • Café – University Place
  • Atrium – Jean McFarlane Building
  • Byte – Kilburn Building
  • Food for Thought – Zochonis Building
  • World Café – Harold Hankins Building
  • Arthurs Brew – Arthur Lewis Building
  • Kaffe K – Humanities Bridgeford Street
  • Café Arts – Martin Harris Centre
  • Library Lounge - Main Library
  • Learning Commons - AGLC
  • Coopers – Mansfield Cooper Building
  • Lime – Samuel Alexander Building
  • Devas – Ellen Wilkinson Building
  • Café - Michael Smith Building
  • HR reception - Simon Building