Wear a Red Ribbon Wear a Red Ribbon The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. Eddystone Trust - Red Ribbon The red ribbon started as a “grass roots” effort; as a result there is no one official AIDS ribbon manufacturer, and many people make their own. It’s easily done – just use some ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin! If you want to take your awareness raising a step further then try finding a local event to take part in. There are a number of activities taking place to mark World AIDS Day, including concerts, events and religious services. If you can’t find anything in your area then why not organise an event yourself? Please see our news section for forthcoming events. If you would like a red ribbon please visit one of our offices were we will be happy to supply you with one.