What you can do for 2009 World AIDS Day


Advocacy and public involvement

  • ‘Red Week’ - You can have a ‘Red Week’ and encourage the public to wear red ribbons/red t-shirts to show their support for HIV.
  • Organise essay writing and drawing competitions, oratory contests, etc. during the week to raise awareness and public acceptance on HIV-related issues.
  • Organise press releases in local newspapers. You can even reprint the ones included in this package.
  • Launch the World AIDS Day Campaign using a popular individual, e.g. a sports star.
  • Organise talk back shows with radio stations and/or TV. • Organise group discussions in chat rooms such as on Facebook.
  • Make use of the TokSex blog site to share your opinions on HIV and STI related issues.

Community mobilisation

  • World AIDS Day Apron Drive -You can design aprons with printed World AIDS messages and distribute them to restaurants and food outlets. This will trigger discussions on HIV as people enjoy their meals.
  • ‘Paint it red’ -You can paste/fix red ribbons in various sizes all over town or in your community. This can be reinforced with mass distribution of red ribbons on the streets, in offices etc.
  • Set up information ‘corners’ on popular streets/road sides and distribute information, condoms, red ribbons etc.
  • Organise a “Love Patrol” movie night

Advertising and promotion

  • You can select a common meeting point (e.g. coffee shop) as the key focal point for HIV advocacy. Ask the venue owner if you can ‘decorate’ the coffee shop with HIV promotional materials, red ribbons etc.
  • Use popular communication methods to promote your messages, products and services, e.g. TV/radio spots, cinema advertising etc.

Inter-personal communication

  • Organise HIV 101 sessions with business houses and organisations, including the sports fraternity, and get them to commit to doing ONE THING during World AIDS Day.
  • Organise HIV 101 sessions with leaders (church, chiefs, community leaders etc.) and get them to commit to doing ONE THING during World AIDS Day.
  • Organise HIV 101 sessions with in-school and out-of-school youths.
  • Conduct peer education outreach with specific groups and promote HIV and STI testing.