World AIDS Day

A red ribbon illuminates five buildings in Belgium

This 1 st December a red ribbon, symbol of solidarity with people living with HIV, illuminate the buildings at night (from 17 to 23 hours). For the first time, this event will take place simultaneously in five Belgian cities:

  • Antwerp: City Hall
  • Ghent: Vooruit Art Center
  • Liège: opposite Liège-Guillemins railway station
  • Charleroi: Shopping Rive Gauche
  • Brussels: Brussels Central Station.

The red ribbon is the universal symbol of the fight against HIV. It will be distributed in these five places. To wear it is to publicize your rejection of any form of discrimination against HIV-positive people.


A great festive event in the Brussels pedestrian

For the second consecutive year, rendez-vous is given in the pedestrian boulevard Anspach, near the Stock Exchange, the heart of the “Winter Pleasures” for a great festive event.

° 18h: Todiefor’s DJ Set

From 18h, the young Brussels Luca Pecoraro aka Todiefor will make you dance with his well-remixed and his own compositions as “Beautiful” and “Cool Kids”, single funky collaborated by the famous duo rappers Caballero & JeanJass.

° From 14h to 19h30: information and animations

→ Information booths, red ribbons and condom distribution.

→ Rapid HIV tests, anonymous and free, with immediate results.

→ A bowling against HIV and STIs in a giant condom open to all … from 7 to 77 years!

→ A photo booth that will invite you to participate in the “Zero Discrimination” challenge to collect as many photos of hands forming a zero.

→ But also jugglers of fire, music and many other animations for young and old …


Where to get his free red ribbon?

The red ribbon is available in 18 places in Brussels:

The 30/11:

  • Brussels SNCB
    Brussels-Central stations (7h-12h)
    Brussels-Midi (7h-12h)
    Brussels-North (7h-12h)
    Brussels-Luxembourg (7h-10h30)
    Brussels-Schuman (7h-10h30)
  • STIB metro stations:
    Yser (11h-14h)
    Namur Gate (11h-14h)
    Midi Station (7h-9h30)
  • ULB (11 am-4pm)
  • Slaughterhouse Anderlecht (8h-14h)
  • Place Flagey (11h to 18h)
  • Matonge Gallery (11h-14h)
  • National Forest (18: 30-20: 30)


  • Winter Fun (mobile team from 14h to 19h)
  • Docks (11h-16)
  • Jims Fitness (1 pm-4.30pm):
    Porte de Namur

The complete map of the distribution points in Brussels and Wallonia is available on the site and the Facebook of the AIDS Prevention Platform and

The Zero Discrimination Project

The Zero Discrimination project will also be launched.  Zero Discrimination is the challenge of collecting as many photos of zero hands as anyone living with HIV has the right to a life without discrimination.

It’s a small, simple gesture, but essential at a time when stigma and the rejection of HIV-positive people persist in everyday life. These discriminations are most often related to misinformation and the fear of being infected.
Yet, an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load through his or her treatment no longer transmits HIV.