Wearing red ribbon on 1 December has become a norm in BSSL. We distributed 500 red ribbons to our workers on World Aids Day to raise awareness on HIV. The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.
We have also organised a talk on HIV to our workers showcasing the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention. To manifest our value of care, passion, commitment and sustainability, we urge our workers to be passionate and do not stigmatise HIV communities.
About World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year for people to unit in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
Over 75,000 people are living with HIV in Cambodia. HIV new infection peaked in 1997 at 14,000 cases. Many efforts have been put into fighting against the virus over the past 2 decades and Cambodia has seen the reduction of new infection to 1100 cases in year 2020. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds us to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.