Stop AIDS, Keep The Promise

by Ricardo December. 01, 2010 4825 views

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
UNAIDS took the lead on World AIDS Day campaigning from its creation until 2004. From 2004 onwards the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee began selecting a theme for World AIDS Day in consultation with civil society, organisations and government agencies involved in the AIDS response.
Themes run for one or two years and are not just specific to World AIDS Day. Campaigning slogans such as ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise’ have been used year round to hold governments accountable for their HIV and AIDS related commitments.



The Pictures were taken by me, but edited on the World aids day official website [worldaidscampaign.org].


Actually this day is very important and sentimental to me. I think everyone, even being married, divorced, single or alone by his own, cannot be different to know about how many people that have this disease. Even if nowadays the knowledge for stop it is all over internet, books, schools, etc, there are many people that still get it. It is a major problem, and it is silent. I’m very afraid of it, and I’m aware of it as well, but we are never safe, you never know what you can get, even if you are healthy. I know many terrible stories that people that got it in the worse way possible, but I must not tell it.
So today I couldn’t go away, without my support to all those that fight for this illness, but not just for that, but for the stigma from people. It is really complicated. I’m sure in this very own website, there are people that have friends with this problem, or friends with friends with it.
My simple gesture is just to not make this day be just like any other, but remember all those who passed away with it, and to all those that still keep this life the best and happiest possible.
Stop aids, Keep the promise!

Taken with Nikon D3000

Taken with Nokia 5530

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Huiching 6 years, 5 months ago

Nice tribute. Thanks for making a better world.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 5 months ago

very nice post Ricky ;o))

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent, Ricky. :)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent post, Ricky....a message worth repeating again and again....

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 5 months ago

nice tribute for this dilemma

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 5 months ago

Pretty good! Thanks for sharing and best regards!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lã¡Szlã³ ( Laci) 6 years, 5 months ago

I totally agree with the words of Agi (atszabo)! Well done my friend! :)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 5 months ago

Great post, Ricky!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 5 months ago

You are a courageous and responsible young man, Ricky and I admire you for it!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Natalie 6 years, 5 months ago

what a great great work Ricky! Thank you

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 6 years, 5 months ago

great post.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 6 years, 5 months ago

Powerful and touching post! ! Bravo Ricky !!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 5 months ago

Great idea to encourage our awareness - great post and message

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Goolikhash 6 years, 5 months ago

R....wonderful R,you are great
nice shots and.....
keep the promise....

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 5 months ago

Very strong and powerful Ricky. Bravo

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 6 years, 5 months ago

Touching post Ricky! ... Thanks for attempting it!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ray 6 years, 5 months ago

I love your involvement in such issues. And particularly at your young age. In that sense, you are a role model for other young adults to follow and an inspiration for all receiving your message. Great post, great message.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 5 months ago

great post !

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Redro 6 years, 5 months ago

Your images could make great posters, and clearly it's more than just artistic realization because it's done with your heart.
People should never discriminate, as everybody is at risk of AIDS. When they will be more responsible they will become more involved in the fight against it.
We don't need more victims or somebody close to us to be affected by AIDS to understand this tragedy of millions of people ...Yes, be aware...and be well !

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 6 years, 5 months ago

Very nicely done, Ricky.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Becky 6 years, 5 months ago

A very thoughtful post!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 5 months ago

Nice post.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 5 months ago

Great message in photos, Ricky. I worry about the children in Kenya that we sponsor through World Vision - AIDS is such a killer of their parents' generation! Maybe education will turn their lives around to a more hopeful future!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tim 6 years, 5 months ago

great job Ricky!!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay 6 years, 5 months ago

You go brother! Right there with you!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Raymond David Gonzalez 6 years, 5 months ago

Great post

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 5 months ago

Powerful post, well done!!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 5 months ago

Well done RC.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kelly 6 years, 5 months ago

Nice post for the Dec 1st date Ricky....it is very important to be aware, educate and protect oneself...not to judge and remember those who have battled and lost to this terrible disease.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
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