I've seen the AIDS red ribbons on some lapels, and wondered, are those still in style?
Dear Style Conscious,
HIV/AIDS red ribbons are in style and a good way to promote awareness and show support for HIV/AIDS research. December 1st is World AIDS Day, and October is AIDS Awareness Month.
To date, there is no cure for HIV/AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), in the United States over one million persons are living with HIV. In 2006, over 56,000 new cases of HIV infections occurred in the U.S. (2009). The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimates that in 2010, about 34 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS, which includes 3.4 million children under age 15.
For up to date news and information on HIV/AIDS, go to www.unaids.org and www.cdc.gov