This is why Meadowhall's dome will be lit up red tonight

Meadowhall’s iconic dome is set to be lit up in red tonight, to mark World AIDS Day.

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 11:10 am
Updated Sunday, 1st December 2019, 11:11 am

Staff at the shopping centre will also wear red ribbons to support the international day today (December 1).

World AIDS Day aims to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Over 101,600 people are living with HIV in the UK.

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Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

The founders of World AIDS Day it is important to mark the day, to remind the public and government that HIV has not gone away, and there is a need to raise money, fight prejudice and improve education.

For more information about World AIDS DAY, visit: https://www.worldaidsday.org/

For information about sexual health services is Sheffield, visit: http://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/