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As World AIDS Day nears advocates, survivors rejoice

World AIDS Day is this Sunday. This Storify is a collection of social media and news stories about different entities around the world preparing for the mass day of HIV/AIDS awareness.


  1. Drop by St. James Campus in front of the King's Lounge to support a growing cause. #WorldAidsDay #Kisses4Canfar #instabooth #gum #candy #lollipops #condoms #red #lips #kisses
    Drop by St. James Campus in front of the King's Lounge to support a growing cause. #WorldAidsDay #Kisses4Canfar #instabooth #gum #candy #lollipops #condoms #red #lips #kisses
  2. The "Keep Calm" campaigns have gained a certain buzz around the Internet, satirizing the British government from World War II. This time, it's used to the importance of attending this specific World AIDS Day event.
  3. SCMS is using certain hashtags to draw importance to the problems of widespread HIV/AIDS is foreign countries like Haiti.
  4. Many researchers attribute high HIV/AIDS rates in cities where major highways are located. For instance, on the East Coast, Interstate 95 is the gateway to many mega cities like Boston, New York, Washington, D.C.
  5. A TIME photographer who served as an AIDS volunteer shot this photo, which later became iconic and representative of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
  6. The Centers for Disease Control are using the leadup to World AIDS Day as a charge for people to go get tested.
  7. In the next hour, sIx people will get diagnosed with AIDS in America, while six people in South Africa will die. 
  8. World AIDS Day Flashmob for a Cause promo
  9. This organization is using a popular meme called flash mobs, to stir interest in World AIDS Day. 
  10. Sunday, December 1 marks the 25th observance of #WorldAIDSDay. Learn more here:
  11. The AIDS Action Committee using a basic tweet with a link to lead followers the history of the event. Its avatar resembles a red ribbon, which signifies unification among HIV/AIDS victims.
  12. A technicolor GIF promoting excitement about World AIDS Day.
  13. Freddie Mercury was an acclaimed rock singer and frontman for the British band Queen. He and his group rose to popularity in the 1970s and 1980s with smash hits like, "We Are the Champions," and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS.
  14. Test more, treat early, stay safe #STI #STD #AIDS #itaffectseverybody #bettertoknowearly #testing #howbigdoesithavetoget #beforeyoutakenotice #itcanhappentoanyone #VIH #SIDA #EndHIV
    Test more, treat early, stay safe #STI #STD #AIDS #itaffectseverybody #bettertoknowearly #testing #howbigdoesithavetoget #beforeyoutakenotice #itcanhappentoanyone #VIH #SIDA #EndHIV
  15. From Instagram, Caden Gillespie shares himself getting tested for AIDS, while encouraging others to do the same.
  16. A tweet from a George Mason University official talking about a campuswide AIDS Walk.