Badge - 'World Aids Day 1 December', 2005-2006 Object Reg. No: HT 23131

Circular white badge with blue image of world globe in centre, commemorating World Aids Day on 1 December. One of a group of 21 badges and stickers on a yellow ribbon, collected by the donor over several years.

Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Transgender Collections Survey, a joint project between Museum Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

World Aids Day was founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS issues, including the need for support and understanding for people living with HIV/AIDS and for continued education and prevention initiatives. The World Aids Day organisation describes the red ribbon as 'an international symbol of AIDS awareness. It is worn by people all year round, and particularly around World AIDS Day, to demonstrate their support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is also a symbol of commitment to challenge the stigma and prejudice surrounding HIV/AIDS.'
Circular white badge with blue image of world globe in centre, pink olive (or similar) wreath around, and pink and blue inscription around perimeter. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids, health campaigns, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Public Health
Tertiary Classification: awareness campaigns
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'WORLD AIDS DAY / 1 DECEMBER'. Stamped on reverse: 'MELBOURNE PATRICK BROS'.
References: Kate Davison, 2006. 'Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006' NOTE: DUE TO A PROGRAMMING FAULT, THIS APPEARS AS 'GOVERNMENT REPORT' WHEN LINKED. EMU IS ADDRESSING THIS PROBLEM; National Association of People Living with AIDS web site (accessed 8/1/2009); William Keys Anderson, 2002. Fever hospital : a history of Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital; Australian AIDS Quilt website, accessed 8/4/2009

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