Every year leading up to World Aids Day (Saturday 1 December),
people wear red ribbons as a sign of awareness of HIV and support
for people affected by the virus.
Thirty years after the first cases of HIV, the red ribbon is the
universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with
HIV. The red ribbon was the first ever ribbon symbol, inspiring
later versions such as the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.
World Aids Day is a great time to raise awareness about HIV and
challenge misconceptions that people hold, and the red ribbon is a
simple and effective way of doing so.
But if a simple ribbon just isn't bling enough for you (madam),
check out this beautiful brooch: strictly limited edition, it's
made of cast metal and encrusted with red diamantes. It's the
ribbon that ain't just for Aids Day, if you know what we mean.
You'll be working those sassy sparkles into Christmas and beyond
because it looks great on a suit jacket, a coat, a cardie or a
little black dress, as countless celebs, from JLS to Little Mix,
have already shown…
The National Aids Trust's red ribbon brooch costs
£15.99. Click here to
Fabric ribbons are available from HMV and
stores, branches of Virgin Active and many independent LGBT venues
and outlets, in exchange for a donation to the National Aids Trust.
Find out more about how you can get involved in World
Aids Day at www.worldaidsday.org