World AIDS Victims Day (15/05)

Every year on the third Sunday of May, it is customary to remember people who died of AIDS. This is done, among other things, in order to draw the attention of the world community to the problems of AIDS patients and carriers of HIV infection, as well as to the spread of this disease in the world.

The first World Remembrance Day of AIDS Victims was celebrated in San Francisco in 1983. A few years later, a symbol of the movement against this disease appeared. They were a red ribbon pinned to clothes, as well as multi-colored canvases - quilts sewn from scraps of fabric in memory of many people who have passed away. These attributes were invented in 1991 by artist Frank Moore. Currently, on World AIDS Day, activists of this action and simply caring people attach red ribbons to their clothes.

HIV infection is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks the human immune system, over time depriving it of its ability to resist other diseases and infections. AIDS is the last stage in the development of HIV infection.