World AIDS Day is perhaps one of the most globally recognised events of the year. Its aim is simple: to educate and raise awareness, and remind the community that HIV is an issue that needs to be addressed as a public health priority.
Recent studies indicate that the number of newly-diagnosed HIV infections in Australia has remained relatively stable.
While stability in statistics is to be celebrated, the ultimate goal is to achieve no new HIV infections, no more discrimination and the end of AIDS related deaths. These dreams can only be realised with support from communities and individuals. With this goal in mind, the theme for the 2016 World AIDS Day campaign is “E.N.D. H.I.V”.
This year, non-profit organisation Queensland Positive People is showing support by encouraging communities and individuals to get involved in a number of different events to raise awareness.
Show your support by running 5km along the curves of the Brisbane River and New Farm Park from 6.45am on Saturday, November 26. The RED Run is free and open to everyone – runners and non-runners, children and furry friends.
Get into the spirit by dressing in red; an Apple iPad mini is up for grabs for the best dressed. All funds raised on the day will be donated to The HOPE Fund, which supports people living with HIV in Queensland.
Register for the RED Run here