|Photo by Elaine VanCleave|
Since 2006, the Empire State Building in New York City has been marking World Aids Day on Dec. 1 with red lighting on its top floors. The red color matches the red ribbons that many people around the world will be wearing this day. The red ribbon is the international symbol of AIDS awareness. It is a sign of solidarity with all those who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
A sponsor of the annual campaign is the AIDS awareness charity (RED), which was founded in 2006 by Irish musician Bono and Bobby Shriver. (RED) supports The Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants in eight countries with a goal of virtually eliminating transmission of the virus from moms to their babies. Read more
Other landmark buildings around the world—like the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and Cape Town’s Table Mountain—were also lit red for World AIDS Day.
|Cover of ONE's AIDS Report 2015|
ONE also marked the occasion with the release of The AIDS Report 2015
|ONE activists at the NYSE Photo: Don VanCleave|