Thursday 01-12-2016 - 09:00
Globally 35 million people have died from HIV or AIDS since the virus was first identified, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
There are over 6,000 newly diagnosed people in the UK every year. Among young gay men aged 16-24, the rates of diagnoses have doubled in the past ten years.
Our LGBT+ campaign is once again raising awareness around the issue and raising funds for the National Aids Trust, a charity the campaign will continue to work closely with this year.
Today, we’re selling red ribbons in our office and encouraging our staff to come in wearing their loveliest red outfits. We’re then taking to social media action with the #WorldAIDSDay hashtag to spread the message and highlight the cause, asking friends, family and followers to donate.
Each year, people across the UK in schools, colleges, universities, companies and community groups run awareness and fundraising events on 1 December. This year, we're excited to once again join them!