Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world – and that number increases in every region every day. Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling the spread of a preventable disease. If people weren’t so afraid of the prejudices, they might not be so afraid to test. Early testing can mean a meaningful life by easily keeping HIV at bay.
World AIDS Day, December 1st, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, it’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.
HIV positive designer, Jack Mackenroth, started a fabulous campaign, Living Positive by Design. It’s purpose is to further educate people about the importance of HIV testing in order to catch the disease early and to eliminate the stigma associated with having HIV. Jack has been surviving for a few decades with the disease and turns his experience into knowledge to share with others
You can be entered for a chance to win a beautiful red scarf designed by Jack. The red scarf borrows from the red-ribbon concept awareness, plus it’s a fashionable look for these chilly winter days. Just email us right away to enter. Type “scarf contest” in the subject and give us your name, address and a valid email address. Drawing will be held this Friday at 11:59 pm. Winner will be notified by email. One entry per person. Valid in the continental United States.
Other ways to show your support:
Jack has also designed a special t-shirt to raise more awareness about the importance of HIV testing.
On the front it says “Love across barriers soothes the heart and cures the soul.” The back says “Shame can be fatal. Get tested.”
For more info, or to purchase, visit Jack’s site.