code…decoded introduces the hiv positive and hiv negative codes - the color WHITE decoded. Gender neutral “identity” icons for a new generation of LGBT+ (◕‿◕)These codes represent our struggle around HIV/AIDS. They are symbols of solidarity and a commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.HIV AWARENESS and EDUCATION are the most essential tools for dealing with stigma and ignorance.Care and concern. These codes demonstrate your care and concern about HIV and AIDS – for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died and for those who care for and support people who are directly affected.Optimism. These codes are intended to be a symbol of optimism and faith – that the search for a vaccine and cure to halt the suffering is successful and the quality of life improves for those living with the virus.Support. These codes are a symbol of support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines, and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. But these codes are not enough.These codes are only useful in the long run when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference. If you wear the hiv positive and hiv negative codes, you are reminded to wear them as a:* tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide.* way of saying that I will talk about HIV to my family and friends.* way of convincing myself and loved ones that condoms save lives.* way of convincing myself and loved ones that an HIV test is the only way to find out about one’s HIV status.Anyone can wear these codes. You don’t have to be HIV positive or HIV negative to demonstrate that you have an understanding of the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.Wearing these codes is the first step in the fight against HIV and AIDS. You can wear them on any day of the year, but especially on World AIDS Day. Identify yourself with PRIDE. One Message…Your Voice.

code…decoded introduces the hiv positive and hiv negative codes - the color WHITE decoded. Gender neutral “identity” icons for a new generation of LGBT+ (◕‿◕)

These codes represent our struggle around HIV/AIDS. They are symbols of solidarity and a commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

HIV AWARENESS and EDUCATION are the most essential tools for dealing with stigma and ignorance.

Care and concern. These codes demonstrate your care and concern about HIV and AIDS – for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died and for those who care for and support people who are directly affected.

Optimism. These codes are intended to be a symbol of optimism and faith – that the search for a vaccine and cure to halt the suffering is successful and the quality of life improves for those living with the virus.

Support. These codes are a symbol of support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines, and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. 

But these codes are not enough.

These codes are only useful in the long run when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference. If you wear the hiv positive and hiv negative codes, you are reminded to wear them as a:

* tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide.

* way of saying that I will talk about HIV to my family and friends.

* way of convincing myself and loved ones that condoms save lives.

* way of convincing myself and loved ones that an HIV test is the only way to find out about one’s HIV status.

Anyone can wear these codes. You don’t have to be HIV positive or HIV negative to demonstrate that you have an understanding of the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

Wearing these codes is the first step in the fight against HIV and AIDS. You can wear them on any day of the year, but especially on World AIDS Day. 

Identify yourself with PRIDE. 
One Message…Your Voice.