Students, activists create living red ribbon in commemoration of World AIDS Day


— In Baltimore City, one in forty people are HIV positive and the number continues to grow. Local, state and regional organizations want that trend to change and are campaigning for a “Getting to Zero” initiative— ZERO AIDS related deaths, ZERO new HIV infections and ZERO stigma and discrimination.

Moveable Feast; the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; HopeSprings; Chase Brexton Health Services; AIRS (AIDS Interfaith Residential Services); the Baltimore City Health Department; University of Maryland Medical School’s “Preparing the Future” Program; Johns Hopkins University’s “Generation Tomorrow” Program; the Morgan Community Mile; and others came together on December 1, 2014, World AIDS Day, for the 3rd Annual B’More Aware of HIV: The Living Red Ribbon Event in an attempt to create the largest living red ribbon in the world. The event took place at Morgan State University in the Hughes Memorial Stadium.

In addition to the living red ribbon formation, a health fair was held at the University and included HIV/AIDS and other screenings and information from area health care systems.