RRC PROGRAMME OFFICER, Prof.A.NARAYANAN., M.Sc., M.Phil.,

HISTORY

The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness.

 The Ribbon Project was formed in 1991 by Visual AIDS, a New York-based charity group of art professionals that aim to recognise and honour friends and colleagues who have died or are dying of AIDS.

 The colour red was chosen for its ‘Connection to Blood and the Idea of Passion – Not Only Anger, But Love, Like a Valentine,’ says Frank Moore of Visual AIDS

OBJECTIVES OF RRC

NACO (National AIDS Control Organization) To encourage Blood Donations Awareness against Drugs abuse

OTHER HONORING DATES

World AIDS Day… December 1

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day… February 7

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day… May 19

National HIV Testing Day…June 27

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day… October 15