World AIDS Day 2011.

What is World AIDS Day?

December 1st is World AIDS Day — a call for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bringing messages of compassion, hope, solidarity & understanding about AIDS to every country in the world.

Observed annually on December 1, a range of activities are organized during the weeks and days before and after the official commemoration. It is a day designed to encourage public support for and development of programs to prevent the spread of HIV infection and to provide education and awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day Events at Alcatel-Lucent

This year the following Alcatel-Lucent’s Employee Business Partners are partnering together to host World AIDS Day events at Alcatel-Lucent.

The following events will be held in Alcatel-Lucent on this occasion:

We also invite everyone to light a candle at home on that day, wear a red ribbon throughout the day and/or participate in other local World AIDS Day events scheduled in your community.

The Red Ribbon Project

Red ribbon

The red ribbon is a symbol of hope. Wear it to show your commitment to the fight against AIDS; it unifies the many voices seeking a meaningful response to the AIDS epidemic, serves as a constant reminder of the many people suffering as a result of this disease, and of the many people working toward a cure — a day without AIDS.

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