In 1991, the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus started the Red Ribbon Project to demonstrate solidarity to people living with AIDS and their caregivers. The contemporary arts organization committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through visual arts created the Red Ribbon Project for consciousness raising, choosing the color red to stand for blood and notions of passion such as anger, but more of love. The AIDS Society of the Philippines (ASP) continues to make the Red Ribbon a powerful symbol to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS through the Red Ribbon Festival, an initiative to raise consciousness and urge for compassion during World AIDS Day (WAD). In partnership with different advocacy groups, the ASP’s Red Ribbon Festival provides the information on the events of WAD 2012 through its online portals. Be informed, be safe. Let’s all get to zero.
- HIV Triduum by The Love Yourself Project. (Nov. 22-24, 2012)
- Scarlet Letters from Baguio: A Poetry Slam for HIV Awareness by Mt Cloud Bookshop and AIDS Society of the Philippines (Nov. 29, 2012)
- Unite by Project Headshot Clinic online presentation (Dec. 1, 2012)
- Metro Manila Pride March 2012 by Task Force Pride Philippines (Dec. 8, 2012 )