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The Red Ribbon is probably the most classic symbol of solidarity with people infected with HIV or AIDS. Its history can be traced back to the 1990s.

The Red Ribbon is an international symbol of solidarity with people affected by Aids or HIV are affected. Its history goes back to the 1990s. At that time, the Red Ribbon was still oriented towards the Yellow Ribbon, which in turn is closely connected to the Gulf War.

The triumph of the red variant is particularly impressive. Over time, the symbol has also been used by many artists to draw attention to the disease. Many celebrities, such as Lady Di, have appeared in public wearing a red ribbon.

Especially in connection with special events, such as CSDs or similar events, the red AIDS ribbons have become an absolute standard. They make an important contribution to more tolerance, openness and sometimes also help to break down prejudices. A comparatively simple symbol that has lost none of its expressiveness over the years.

Interestingly enough, nowadays there is not only the red ribbon that is used with regard to the call for solidarity. For example, organisations such as Brustkrebs Deutschland e- V. also use a ribbon to draw attention to this important issue.

Incidentally, the red variant has been protected as a figurative and three-dimensional trademark by the German Aids Foundation since 1995.