World Aids Day takes place on 1st December and encourages people across the globe to unite and support the fight against HIV.

HIV is considered to be one of the most destructive diseases, with over 25 million people dying from the disease between 1981 and 2007. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system which therefore weakens the body’s defence against fighting illnesses.

World Aids Day is a great opportunity to increase awareness, raise money, learn about the facts and show your support to help those 33.3 million people, worldwide, currently living with HIV.

Many fundraising events are taking place around the UK to help support those with HIV. Click here to see what events are taking place near you.

You can raise money and get involved by:

  • Wearing a red ribbon – the universal symbol of awareness and support
  • Selling Ribbons
  • Holding a bake sale – Click here to download the bake aware fundraising pack.
  • Throwing a Red Party
  • Getting sponsored to wear a completely red outfit
  • Hosting a red themed quiz night
  • Participating in a sponsored run – A Red Run is taking place on the 25th November at 11am, in Victoria Park, London. You can do either a 5k or 10k run and it’s free to enter. You can sign up now.

Better2Know can help you get tested for HIV and offer quick appointments with fast results, and from now until Sunday 9 December we will be making a donation to the Terrence Higgins Trust for each and every HIV test booked on its own or part of a screen.

This guest post was written by Jessica Delaney a communication student at Sheffield Hallam University.

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