Skip to content

World Aids Day on 1 December 2023

1 December 2023

World AIDS Day is marked on 1 December each year. Individuals can unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Terrence Higgins Trust is a UK HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, helping people to achieve good sexual health.

The HIV commission has set a target to end new HIV transmissions in the UK by 2030. The most common way of getting HIV in the UK is through unprotected sexual contact with a person unaware of their HIV infection. Individuals can protect themselves from HIV through consistent and correct condom use with new and casual partners and through using PrEP. Free HIV tests are available online and in person through sexual health services and GP surgeries.

You can get involved by looking out for details of the new HIV pledge and by using the National Aids Trust resources for workplaces including the virtual red ribbon. Add the ribbon to your profile picture, email signature or post it on social media to show friends and family that you #RockTheRibbon and stand alongside people living with HIV.

Red ribbons are available to collect from County Hall reception, donations to the National Aids Trust is optional. If you're not able to collect and would like one posted to you, please contact Lukasz Gazda, email