What: AIDSAware is a project to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and hopefully stop the further spread of HIV by allowing each and every one of us not only to share and spread a message, but to BE a message itself. Some of the messages collected (like the one above) will be shown at the Annexe Gallery, Central Market on the 15th and 16th of May. (PT Foundation has joined up with Ruumz Causes to develop this campaign as part of its activity for International AIDS Memorial Day 2010 which falls on the 16th of May this year)
When: 15th and 16th of May 2010 (Saturday and Sunday) from 12 pm to 8 pm.
Where: Annexe Gallery, Central Market, KL.
Who: EVERYONE is invited!
Why: HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic affecting millions of lives every day. Each year, the infection rate of HIV is growing exponentially, especially in underdeveloped and developing nations. In Malaysia, 13 persons get infected daily. Perhaps the biggest challenge that is facing Malaysia is that people are still largely unaware about the disease, resulting in high-risk behaviours, stigma and discrimination. This year the global theme for International AIDS Memorial Day is 'Many Lights for Human Rights', which is a rights-based approach focused on access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
Do come and show your support for our cause!