Act Aware

Act Aware this World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day – and all year round – we're asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection.  

This World AIDS Day we are calling on the nation to Fact Up about living with HIV in the 21st Century. We have created a handy factsheet of the five facts we think everyone should know... and we need your help to spread the word.

You can download the factsheet here

Please send out the factsheet as widely as possible - to colleagues, friends, contacts. 

As part of our #FactUp campaign, we are asking people to send us images and videos of them getting the facts out there. Check out some below for some inspiration. You have the facts, how you get them out there is up to you - you can be as creative as you like!

You can also test your HIV knowledge and awareness by taking our online quiz: Are you HIV aware?  Act aware by passing the quiz on and sharing it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

HIV Aware Quiz


And to find out the facts, visit HIVaware — a fun, interactive website providing the information everyone should know about HIV.

If you would like to find out more detail on our Five Facts and be signposted to some further reading please see our factsheet here

As part of our FactUp campaign NAT's HIV Activist Network is asking people to write to their local MP to encourage them to take some easy actions to show their support for people living with HIV and improve people's understanding of the condition. Learn more here.

The stories behind the stats!

Hear first hand from people living with HIV about what their lives are like.

Read Malcolm's experiences of working with HIV
Read about how Angelina became a mother

All photos by Samuel Benady PhotographyThere are more real stories here

Act Aware all year round by supporting our campaigns

People supporting

NAT (National AIDS Trust) doesn't just campaign on World AIDS Day - throughout the year we work on a range of issues affecting people living with HIV, including benefits, employment and human rights. We are committed to ensuring that the laws and policies affecting people living with HIV are fair, and we work to raise awareness of HIV and the importance of HIV education in the UK today. 

To get involved in our campaigning, find out more here.

Act Aware by fundraising!

Fancy organising a cake sale, a party or taking part in a challenge event? We rely on your generous donations and fantastic fundraising to raise vital funds for NAT's HIV policy and campaigning work.  We have plenty of ideas on how you can raise money for NAT  to mark World AIDS Day - find out more on HIVaware or get in touch with

Show us how you’ve acted aware and feature on our website

We know many people get involved in World AIDS Day and throughout the year by organising fantastic fundraising events, assemblies at school or by making a personal pledge to do something differently (to name just a few!) — and if you're doing something to Act Aware, no matter how big or small, we want to hear about it!

Simply send us details of what you’re up to and some great photos or videos, and we'll feature a selection on our fun, interactive new website HIVaware Just get in touch at for more details or to send in your info!

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The next World AIDS Day is on 1 December 2013.
Please visit the site nearer the time for information on events and ordering red ribbons.

Do you want to find out more information about HIV in the UK?

Visit NAT's (National AIDS Trust) interactive new website
to get the facts and bust the myths on HIV.

Click to visit HIVaware today

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What everyone should know about HIV


Thank you to our supporters

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NAT would like to thank Halesway for developing and maintaining this website and Astute Healthcare for their ongoing support.