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 lost their battle with HIV & AIDS. It was first observed in 1988 – 32 years later we still ensure the day is respected, the fight continues and the hope of a better future remains for all.

At Rural Metro we stand together on this day and we pledge our allegiance to help raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic that has claimed the lives of those we love and those we look up to. We hope that this annual day of worldwide recognition can stop the spread of AIDS and end the virus by the year 2030. Today we support those living in fear, living with discrimination and no longer here to live at all. You are loved, you are worthy of equality and you are the reason we Rock Our Ribbons every year on this very special day. To our community: stay protected, get tested and know your status!

-With love and support from the team at Rural Metro.