World AIDS Day
Join a movement of people, workplaces and community groups UK-wide, united by a single aim: securing the rights of people living with HIV and stopping new HIV transmissions.
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.
How can I get involved?
Take part in our Pride Games
On 30th November, we're running our Pride Games, a new sporting event for all LGBTQ+ students hosted in collaboration with University of Stirling Sport and the Sports Union. The event will give you the chance to explore the sports facilities on offer at Stirling and get active through games of basketball, Fast5 Netball and Dodgeball.
Buy a red ribbon
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.
You can get your red ribbon from the Sports Centre reception for a suggested donation of £1.
Donate to our fundraiser
We've set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. We'd be grateful if you could spare a few pounds to support our fundraiser.
Get tested for HIV
There are lots of reasons to get tested. Testing for HIV enables you to be proactive and in control of your health, and if you are anxious about your HIV status, provides a chance to put your mind at ease.
In Scotland, you can now order free HIV self-test kits that enable you to find out your HIV status within 15 minutes. The self-test involves a finger prick to get a very small amount of blood to find out your HIV status.
You can order your free self-test kit from HIV Self-test Scotland.