AIDS Awareness Bracelets, as well as the red ribbon, are two of the symbols used to mark AIDS Awareness Day. Wearing AIDS Awareness Bracelets shows understanding, support and compassion for people infected by HIV. These symbolic bracelets serve as a bridge among individuals from all around the world, as they are meant to unite people and stimulate them to fight against HIV spreading.
AIDS Awareness Bracelets come in different form, colors and sizes, and can be purchased or home made. The first AIDS Awareness Bracelet was designed by Isabella Geddes da Filicaia, as a quarter-inch band with a raised AIDS ribbon on one side.
Today there are several styles of these AIDS Awareness Bracelets, but the most popular ones are those made from jelly. They cost no more than two dollars and have engraved the AIDS Awareness slogan – ‘Until There’s a Cure’. The most used color is red, but you can opt for other colors as well. AIDS Awareness Bracelets are available in lavender, purple, yellow, orange, pink, white, blue, black, gold and many other colors, and they have different messages engraved.
You can personalize your AIDS Awareness Bracelet with one of the words Hope, Strength, Courage or Faith, as each of these shows your engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For every purchased AIDS Awareness Bracelet, you automatically donate a variable percent for AIDS foundations and campaigns.
AIDS Awareness Bracelets can be made from metal as well, and they have the same messages engraved as the silicon bracelets. Gold and silver bracelets are more expensive than jelly ones, but there’s usually a ten percent of their price going to AIDS foundations. These jewelries can have a little ribbon attached, made either of metal or red crystals.
Other special AIDS Awareness Bracelets are made from Swarovski crystals. These elegant items are meant to show your support and interest concerning AIDS sufferers and can be worn at any occasion.
So whether you choose a less or a more expensive item, AIDS Awareness Bracelets show that you are ready to get involved and help in the fight against this destructive disease.