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5 November 2015

HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa

HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa- The first of December every year is International AIDS Day. A day to spread HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa and the world, this is the perfect time to give out branded awareness items-doing your part to support a noble cause.


Some of our most popular awareness items:


Aids Ribbon Pen
3 Reasons why this is a great awareness item

  1. AIDS Ribbon on the clip
  2. Comfortable rubber grip section
  3. Every purchase gives a donation to the Topsy Foundation for children

Aids Day Lanyard
3 Reasons why this is an ideal cost-effective gift

  1. Made from high-quality material
  2. White lanyard with red AIDS Day printing
  3. Full-colour dome branding on clip

Aids Day Water Bottle
3 Reasons why this is a great health item

  1. Perfect for keeping hydrated
  2. AIDS Awareness message on front sticker
  3. Red bottle colour for AIDS Day

Aids Eco-Friendly Notebook
3 Reasons why this is an ideal office item

  1. Cut out AIDS Ribbon on cover
  2. Eco-friendly gift with matching pen
  3. Red trim for AIDS awareness

Don’t miss out on these awesome gifts for HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 


4 November 2015

International AIDS Awareness Day

International AIDS Awareness Day South Africa- The first of December every year is International AIDS Awareness Day. A fantastic time to celebrate the courage of those who have struggled and are struggling with this life changing illness. A great way to show your support as a brand, AIDS Day promotional items are the perfect branded gifts.

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Our popular AIDS Day gifts:


Aids Day Silicone Wristband
3 Reasons why this is a great promotional item

  1. Cost-effective
  2. Single colour print
  3. Durable silicone make up

 

Aids Day Ribbon
3 Reasons why this is an effective AIDS Day gift

  1. International symbol for AIDS awareness
  2. Eye-catching
  3. Can be pinned on a shirt or bag

 

Aids Ribbon Pen
3 Reasons why this is a perfect office gift

  1. Functional, everyday item
  2. AIDS Ribbon on the clip
  3. Comfortable rubber grip

 

Aids Day T-Shirts
3 Reasons why this is a great cost-effective gift

  1. Can be completely customised
  2. Perfect for an awareness message
  3. An everyday item sure to be seen

Don’t miss out on these awesome International AIDS Awareness Day Gifts, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 


28 October 2015

Why Wear a Red Ribbon for AIDS Day

Why Wear a Red Ribbon for AIDS Day South Africa- The global symbol for the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Red Ribbon is an all important item to wear come World AIDS Day 2015. A clear indication of your support, and the easiest way to spread awareness on the topic, the red ribbon sits proudly on your chest for all the world to see.

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3 Reasons why the Red Aids Ribbon is a great giveaway item

A small item to clip on your shirt or bag, it is always important for your brand to get involved in causes and charities in any way possible. Spreading awareness throughout your corporate family and to the community around allows you to do your part in the fight against this life changing illness.

Don’t miss out on your Red Ribbon this AIDS Day, e-mail info @brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 


27 October 2015

Why is World Aids Day Important?

Why is World AIDS Day Important? - On the first of December each year we come together for World AIDS Day. A day to celebrate the courage of all those facing this harsh disease and to remember all those who have fought against it, this is a very important day that allows us to help our community and our world as a whole.

World Aids Day

A day to spread awareness and courage, here are ideal AIDS Day promotional items:


AIDS Day Silicone Wristband
3 Reasons why this is a perfect cost-effective gift:

  1. Cost-effective and durable
  2. Printed message along the band
  3. One colour print

AIDS Day Ribbon Pen
3 Reasons why this is an awesome AIDS Day gift:

  1. AIDS Ribbon clip
  2. Comfortable rubber grip
  3. Perfect giveaway or office item

AIDS Day T-Shirts
3 Reasons why this is a great printed T Shirt:

  1. Can have any message printed on the front
  2. Great everyday item
  3. Clear branding available on all sides

 

Don’t miss out on these awesome AIDS Day gifts, to remind all why World AIDS Day is so important. To order your branded items now, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za

 


23 October 2015

AIDS Day Gifts

AIDS Day Gifts South Africa- A branded AIDS Day gift is a brilliant way to spread awareness while promoting your brand. As a premium AIDS Day gift supplier in South Africa, Brand Innovation has a huge selection of cost-effective branded products to spread awareness throughout your corporate family.

Some of our popular AIDS Day gifts:

World AIDS Day Mug
3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Full-colour branding
  2. AIDS Ribbon on the body
  3. Cost-effective gift for the office

 

AIDS Day T-Shirts
3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Customisable design
  2. Full-colour printing
  3. Large, clear branding area

 

AIDS Day Water Bottle
3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Cost-effective promotional item
  2. Sticker with one colour branding
  3. Donations to the Topsy Foundation with every purchase
Don’t miss out on these awesome AIDS Day gifts for clients and staff, order your branded items from Brand Innovation today. E-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 

 


15 October 2015

World AIDS Day T Shirts

World AIDS Day T Shirts South Africa- A brilliant branded AIDS Day gift that is ideal for a creative and custom awareness message for your company.

AIDS Day T Shirt


3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Cost-effective promotional item
  2. Full colour spot branding
  3. Available in any colour

Aids Day T Shirts

A fantastic item that is great for spreading awareness around World AIDS Day, this is a clear and visible branded item. Perfect for promoting your brand and its social efforts, this is a daily item that looks goo0d and is comfortable to wear.

Whether as a giveaway item or as branded staff clothing, this is a great way to get involved in a positive movement, doing your part to help and support those living with HIV/AIDS.

For our AIDS Day gift pricelist, or to order your awesome AIDS Day items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za today. Don’t miss out.

 

 


14 October 2015

AIDS Day Condom Keyring Pouch

AIDS Day Condom Keyring Pouch South Africa- A compact item that is perfect for a World AIDS Day gift 2015, the AIDS Day Condom Keyring Pouch is a useful item to keep on you at all times. A great promotional item that spreads awareness, this pouch holds two condoms.

3 Reasons why this is an ideal AIDS Day gift:

  1. Cost-effective
  2. Promotes awareness and prevention
  3. AIDS Ribbon on the front face

Aids Day Condoms

A great little item that promotes safety and security throughout the work place, this is perfect as a giveaway item or a staff gift. Ensuring you always have what you need to stay protected, this is a great way of giving out marketing items that communicate a clear and worthwhile message.

Don’t miss out on these awesome AIDS awareness gifts for your staff and clients, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za to order your AIDS Day condom keyring pouch now.

 

 


13 October 2015

AIDS Day Gift Suppliers in South Africa

AIDS Day Gift Suppliers in South Africa- Looking towards the first of December, World AIDS Day 2015, a branded AIDS Day gift is a brilliant way to spread awareness while promoting your brand. As a premium AIDS Day gift supplier in South Africa, Brand Innovation has a wide range of creative and cost-effective branded products.
Some of our favourite AIDS Day items:

World AIDS Day Mug

3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Full-colour branding
  2. Pre-branded AIDS Ribbon
  3. Cost-effective gift for staff

 

AIDS Day T-Shirts

3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Customisable design
  2. Full-colour printing
  3. Large, clear branding area

 

AIDS Day Water Bottle

3 Reasons why this is a great AIDS Day gift:

  1. Cost-effective promotional item
  2. Sticker with one colour branding
  3. Donations to the Topsy Foundation with every purchase

Don’t miss out on these great World AIDS Day promotional items, order your branded items from a premium AIDS Day gift supplier in South Africa. E-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 


12 October 2015

World AIDS Day Coffee Mug

World AIDS Day Coffee Mug South Africa- A great item to give out at the office or to clients as a solid awareness gift, the World AIDS Day Mug is a simple mug option with clean cut and clean branding allowed over the body.

Aids Dy Coffee Mug

An item that is ideal for charity, a donation is made to the Topsy Foundation for children with every purchase. With stylish digital transfer branding on the body and full colour branding allowed on the opposite side of the mug to the ribbon, this is a brilliant promotional item sure to be used often

A great item to have around the office, this is a fantastic way to spread awareness throughout your corporate family while still giving out items that can be used daily. A brilliant way to market your brand and its socially aware attitude, this mug is perfect for World AIDS Day 2015.

A useful, everyday product, this serves as a perfect reminder to staff and clients that we can all do our part to support a noble cause.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic World AIDS Day gift for 2015, e-mail info@brandinnvoaiton.co.za now to order.

 

 


06 October 2015

AIDS Day promotional product Supplier in South Africa

AIDS Day promotional product Supplier in South Africa- Brand Innovation is a premium supplier of AIDS Day promotional items in South Africa. A brilliant way to promote your company while spreading awareness around this worthwhile cause, these make for wonderful and effective awareness items.


A selection of our favourite AIDS Day items:

aids day t shirt wristband red ribbon pen water bottle

3 Reason why this is a great AIDS Day item to buy:



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Don’t miss out on these incredible items from the top AIDS Day promotional product Supplier in South Africa. E-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 


05 October 2015

AIDS Ribbons Made in South Africa

AIDS Ribbons Made in South Africa - A product proudly made in South Africa, the Red AIDS Ribbon is a symbol of hope and togetherness in the face of adversary. A brilliant promotional item for your company come the first of December- International AIDS Day- this is great for gifting to staff, creating a sense of comradery around this great cause.

Aids Ribbons South Africa

A small, cost-effective awareness item that can be pinned to your clothes or your bag, this is a clear symbol and statement to the world that you support the fight against HIV/AIDS.

A great way to show off your corporate attitude surrounding social issues, as well as spread awareness for this life changing illness, this is a way to reflect back on all those who have struggled with this disease, remembering their courage in the face of this crippling illness.

A brilliant item to give out around the office and to clients for World AIDS Day, this is a brilliant promotional item that both markets your brand as well as the cause itself.

Don’t miss out on these great AIDS Day Ribbons, made in South Africa. E-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order yours.

 

 

 


25 September 2015

AIDS Day Promotional Gifts

AIDS Day Promotional Gifts - On December first every year is World AIDS Day. A day to recognise those people who have shown courage in the face of adversity and those who were not able to beat the odds, this is an all-important time to reflect and come together to promote health and happiness around the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


A Brilliant time to give out promotional AIDS Day awareness items, here is a selection of some our most popular, cost-effective items:

A promotional item synonymous with the cause, the Aids Day Ribbon is a cost-effective yet efficient promotional item that clearly shows your support for the cause. A brilliant way to spread awareness throughout your company, or to give away to clients when they come to your offices, this is a great way of showing where your priorities lie. Perfect for creating a positive social image, this is a very important aspect of any business promotion.


Another brilliant item that can be seen on a daily basis around town, the Aids Day Silicone Wristband is a small marketing item that allows for embossed text along the band itself. A great way to give out successful and visible awareness item, this is a brilliant way to connect with staff and clients to support a good cause. With a portion of every order going to a children’s charity- the Topsy Foundation- this is a great item to spread your positive brand message to the world.


Lastly, an everyday item that brings some fun to the day, the World Aids Day Hand Pen is a great red pen with a thumbs up at the top. A brilliant item for the office, with a small allowance for branding on the cap, this is a fun and funky way to gift staff with a functional AIDS Day item. A consistent reminder in the office of what you can do to help, this is an ideal gift for your AIDS Day promotional items.


Don’t miss out on these amazing awareness products, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order yours.

 

 

 


23 September 2015

World AIDS Day Promotional Items

World AIDS Day Promotional Items South Africa- A brilliant way to market your brand in a positive light, World AIDS Day is a very important day on the global calendar and an ideal time for promotional gifting.


Our popular AIDS Day products:

A brilliant and useful item for World AIDS Day promotion, the Aids Day Eco-friendly Notebook is an item with an everyday use that is perfect for a corporate office gift.

An ideal way to spread awareness throughout your office environment, this serves as a daily reminder of what your brand can do to promote social issues in the global community. With the AIDS ribbon cut out of the cover, and the red theme carried through the design, this is an ideal way to give out a useful branded item that promotes health and wealth.


Another effective item that is on par with the health and safety theme of the day, the Aids Day First Aids Kit is a compact first aid kit option that gives you everything you need to stay safe on a daily basis.
The first aid kit contains:

A brilliant promotional item that has the iconic AIDS ribbon on the front face, this is a great item to giveaway to clients and customers, doing your part to keep them safe and sound on a daily basis.


A gift option that promotes health and hydration, the Aids Day Water Bottle is a 500ml bottle that is ideal for gifting clients at gyms or sports teams. A great gift option that gives a percentage to a children’s charity with every purchase, this is a great branded gift with a clear branding message on the front sticker. An ideal item that can be used daily, this is awesome for a staff gift as well.

Make your brand and positive AIDS Day message a daily occurrence in your corporate environment with these awesome branded bottles.


Don’t miss out on these unbelievable AIDS Day items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to order.

 

 

 


21 September 2015

AIDS Day Merchandise Water Bottle

AIDS Day Merchandise Water Bottle South Africa- A brilliant promotional item option for World AIDS Day, the AIDS Day Water Bottle is an item that perfectly promotes health and hydration on this all-important day.


A great giveaway item, especially for sports teams or gyms, this is an item that can be clearly branded with all your AIDS awareness information on the front sticker, clearly spreading the word about this life altering illness. A red bottle in the colour of the day, this handy squeeze bottle if perfect for keeping hydrated while playing sports or at the gym.
A perfect item for the day, a portion of each bottle goes towards the Topsy Foundation which can help children living in harsh conditions like these, around South Africa.

With enough branding room for a quick message and clever branding, this is a promotional item that is sure to be seen all around town. Brilliant for spreading awareness, this is an ideal, useful way to remind the world about this life changing disease.
A great way to play your pra5t in this significant day, a branded giveaway or promotional item not only promotes your brand, but spread awareness around your causes, showing your ethos an a corporate entity.


Be the change you hope to see in the world, get your branded AIDS Day water bottle now. E-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now to not miss out.

 

 


18 September 2015

AIDS Day Promotional Items

AIDS Day Promotional Items South Africa- On the first of December each year, we come together as a global community to celebrate World ADS Day. A day to reflect on those who have shown courage and strength in the face of this life changing illness, this is an ideal time to give out branded promotional items that help to spread awareness around this life altering disease.


Our awesome AIDS Day range:

A great way to spread awareness this International AIDS Day, the Aids Day Lanyard is a useful everyday item that allows you to promote your brand in conjunction with sending a positive message about the AIDS pandemic. Perfect as a giveaway item for schools and universities, this ensures that every time a client or staff member takes out their keys they will be reminded of your brand and its efforts to spread the good word.


Another promotional item that is sure to make a daily appearance, the Aids Day Eco-Friendly Notebook is a great recycled note pad with a red colour scheme and ribbon cut out on the cover. A brilliant way to give out a useful item that can also promote AIDS awareness, this is an ideal item to use as a promotional element for your brand.

On the other side of writing, the World Aids Day Hand Pen is a fun and funky item that works perfectly at school or in the office. A great way to spread AIDS awareness in a simple yet effective way, this small gifting item is great as a giveaway. Perfect for a staff gift as well, these are a positive reminder of what we can do to spread the good word.

For these amazing AIDS Day gifts, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now. Don’t miss out.

 

 


17 September 2015

International AIDS Day

International AIDS Day South Africa- On the first of December every year we come together to celebrate International AIDS Day. A day to celebrate those who have lived with this life altering disease, we remember their struggle and their courage in the face of adversity. An important day on the global calendar, this is a perfect time to spread awareness throughout your workplace and community.


A great way to spread awareness through cos-effective corporate gifting or giveaways, the Silicone Wristband is a small item that can be worn every day. A brilliant and consistent reminder of the struggle our world faces daily, this is an ideal awareness gift that is sure to make its mark. A great way to show your brand’s support for this noble cause, a small gifting item like this connects your company to the public, spreading AIDS awareness to them all.


Another amazing branded item, brilliant for health enthusiasts and sports teams, the Aids Day Water Bottle is a funky bottle with a cool grip section perfect for branding and promotions. A great way to give out marketing items that can also spread awareness about this life changing illness, this is an ideal way to market any brand ethos. A great reminder of health, focusing on taking care of your body, this is a clever and useful item for your AIDS Day efforts.


 Well-branded promotional AIDS Day item, perfect for an insightful or inspirational message, the Aids Day T-Shirt is a brilliant way of getting your message out to the world. A clearly branded item that can be customised to almost any extent, this is a great way of giving out as fairly cost effective item that can spread both AIDS awareness as well as your own socially aware brand ethos.


For these amazing International AIDS Day promotional items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 


14 September 2015

World AIDS Day Merchandise 2015

World AIDS Day Merchandise 2015 South Africa- Brand Innovation is a premium supplier of World AIDS Day merchandise 2015. With a wide selection of branded items for this all-important day, here are some of our most popular AIDS Day items:

A branded item perfect for World AIDS Day, the Aids Ribbon Pen is a great branded pen with the AIDS ribbon as the clip. Perfect for spreading awareness this AIDS Day, this is a brilliant giveaway item ideal for schools, universities or for the office environment. Branded with your company logo alongside the symbolic AIDS ribbon, there can be no question as to the positive and socially aware ethos of your brand.


The Aids Day Silicone Wirstband is another World AIDS Day gift option perfect for promotions. A clearly visible item, best given out to the public to spread awareness of your brand as well as its approach to HIV/AIDS, this is a simple and cost-effective product that is sure to be seen regularly. With an embossed and white printed AIDS Day message alongside your own brand name, this is a perfect promotional item for World AIDS Day.

The symbol of the cause itself, the Aids Day Ribbon is a cost-effective awareness tool that is perfect for spreading awareness throughout your corporate environment. A great way to show solidarity within your business and as a brand as a whole, this is a small, simple gesture that touches the hearts of many in South Africa.


A loud and proud item, so to speak, the branded Aids Day T-Shirt is a great way to spread awareness around this day- offering a clear and visible AIDS Day message for all to see. Available in almost any colour, these t-shirts can be tailor made to suit your brand and its own promotional efforts, aligning the message perfectly with your own corporate attitude. An item sure to be seen all around town, this is an extremely effective branded gifting item.

The Aids Day First Aid Kit is another amazing item for World AIDS Day 2015. A compact first aid kit that gives you all you need to handle any daily mishap or accident, this is a brilliant item for the day, not only promoting safety and security, but also aligning your brand with a positive attitude of staff safety. A great giveaway item that can be branded on the front face, this is the perfect item for World AIDS Day 2015.
To order amazing World AIDS Day merchandise 2015, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 

 

 


1 September 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 South Africa- An all-important day on the global calendar, World AIDS Day 2015 is a day of strength and courage. On this day we all do our part to spread awareness of this life changing illness. A time to reflect on those who have struggled and those who are struggling, taking their courage and giving it to the world.

A great time to give out promotional AIDS Day items, using your corporate reach to spread awareness around HIV/AIDS itself, this is a time of togetherness an support that any corporate entity should get behind.

Aids RibbonA simple yet effective AIDS Day promotional item, the AIDS Ribbon is quite literally the global symbol for the fight against AIDS. A clear way to show your support as well as visibly spread awareness wherever you go, this small item can be pinned on your shirt or blazer to best promote the cause. A great way to show a strong, socially-aware ethos within the company, this is a cost-effective yet efficient way to promote World AIDS Day 2015.

 

Another great promotional item that is sure to be an effective AIDS awareness product, the Aids Day Silicone Wristband is a cost-effective marketing item that is perfect as a promotional giveaway. A brilliant way to spread awareness around this all-important topic, this is an impactful item that can be seen constantly. A brilliant item to give to staff, this can also form a sense of togetherness as you as a corporate entity support this cause as a company.

Whether giving away items to clients or customers, or spreading awareness internally within the company, these items make for wonderful promotional items that can spread awareness efficiently and effectively with every use.

For these awesome World AIDS Day 2015 items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 


27 August 2015

World AIDS Day Gifts and Products

World AIDS Day Gifts and Products South Africa- On the first of December every year we come together as a global community to celebrate the strength and courage of all those who have suffered or are suffering with the plight of HIV/AIDS.

A day to spread awareness and show your support for a great cause, this is the perfect time to get branded World AIDS Day gifts and products. Whether for your staff and clients, or as a giveaway item to the public, an AIDS Day promotional item is brilliant for making a statement.

A wonderful AIDS Day item that is perfectly on par with the theme of the day, the Aids Day First Aid Kit is a small sized kit that is ideal for day to day safety. A great item for gifting that both promotes the day as well as helps to keep your clients and staff safe, this compact first aid kit is ideal for the daily grind.


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A brilliant item for both corporate and awareness branding, these are thoughtful AIDS awareness products that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Another brilliant item for World AIDS Day, something that comes in handy on a daily basis, the AIDS Eco-Friendly Notebook is a simple notebook that comes with a matching pen. Both fully recyclable in design, these offer a good-looking, useful branded gift that promotes AIDS awareness endlessly. Perfect for an office staff gift, this stylish notebook has a cut out AIDS ribbon on the cover for a complete branded awareness solution.

Another great World AIDS Day promotional item, the AIDS Day T-Shirt is a clear and visibly branded product that allows for an ideal awareness gift. With ample room for branding and design, this is an item that can be tailor made to suit your needs. Whether something bright and eye-catching, or a simple yet elegant design, this is a wonderful opportunity to spread the good word, all the while promoting your brand and its positive, socially aware ethos.

For these awesome AIDS Day items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 


25 August 2015

AIDS Day Silicone Earphones

AIDS Day Silicone Earphones South Africa- A clever item for promotional reasons, and a brilliant way to draw attention to any good cause, World AIDS Day Earphones offer a well-branded set that allows for a useful and functional modern gift while still serving as an effective promotional item, spreading awareness freely. A wonderful technology gift that clients and staff can use daily, this is the ideal way to spread World AIDS Day awareness.


A great giveaway item for schools or universities, a brilliant way to spread awareness through a useful branded item, this is a perfect opportunity to put your own logo and brand name alongside the AIDS ribbon, showing a solid care and an active social awareness. The best way to share the word and support the cause, make sure to wear your branded AIDS Day earphones on December first, and every day after that.
A great way to show your support, this is a time when we reflect on those who have struggled with this life changing illness and those who have overcome their battle. This is a time when the world comes together, a show of support and courage in the face of global adversary.


Make sure your corporate voice is heard this December, show your attitude and spread HIV/AIDS awareness to the world around you. Get your branded AIDS Day silicone earphones now, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za

 

 


21 August 2015

World Aids Day Products 2015

World Aids Day Products 2015 South Africa- With the end of the year fast approaching, December first is just a short way away. It is on this day every year that we take time as a global community to shine the light on an ever-pressing social matter- the plight of HIV/AIDS.

world aids day 2015

World Aids Day is not just important in the sense of fighting disease as a global community, but also this day acts as a reminder of all those who have struggled with this illness and the courage that they have shown in the face of danger. In order to spread awareness and ensure widespread understanding of this illness, get your World AIDS Day promotional branded items now and show your support as a corporate entity.

A great, yet cost-effective product for World AIDS Day, the Aids Day Lanyard is a simple yet effective gift item that allows for a clear message while still giving out a useful daily item. A great way to show off the socially aware side of any business, this promotes your brand image alongside a very worthy cause. Perfect as a giveaway item at schools or universities, this is an everyday item that is sure to spread the word.

Another great promotional item, the symbol of the cause itself, the iconic Red AIDS Day Ribbon is a cost-effective yet efficient promotional item that is synonymous with the fight against HIV/AIDS.

A clear message to the public, this is ideal for a staff gift item as it allows consistent support and awareness throughout the corporate structure. A way to encourage comradery and action, this is a simple yet effective way to promote World AIDS Day.


For these fantastic World AIDS Day gifts, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za to order now.

 

 

 


21 August 2015

World AIDS Day Promotional Items

World AIDS Day Promotional Items South Africa- An important part of the yearly calendar, December first is a day to remember. World AIDS Day is a huge part of our modern social awareness efforts, putting the focus on a disease that has touched people all across the globe. This is a time of year where everyone comes together to support those who struggle with this life changing reality.

A brilliant way to spread awareness as well as promote your brand ethos of good-will and social outreach, World AIDS Day promotional items seek to bridge the gap between the public sphere and the corporate entity.

Aids Day Water Bottle

A wonderful item to brand for this special day, the Aids Day Water Bottle is a useful and well-branded promotional item that makes for a wonderful awareness gift. A great way to stay hydrated around the office while still promoting the all-important day, this is the perfect promotional item for schools, gyms or sports teams.

Another amazing branded gift that makes for a wonderfully effective promotional World AIDS Day item, the AIDS Day Stress Ball is a cool little rubber ball that comes in handy on a stressful work day. A functional way of spreading awareness throughout the office environment, this is a great promotional item for staff that is sure to be appreciated.

The AIDS Eco-Friendly Notebook and Pen is a wonderful branded office set that is great for the office or university environment. A “green” gift that all are sure to love, this is a perfectly functional item that can be used on a daily basis, no matter what line of work you may be in. A good-looking item that has ample room for your own accompanying branding, this is an ideal way to promote World AIDS Day 2015

Don’t miss out on these awesome promotional AIDS Day items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 


20 August 2015

Branded World AIDS Day Gift

Branded World AIDS Day Gift South Africa- On the first of December each year we celebrate World AIDS Day. A day to spread awareness about this illness as well as give support to those who struggle with it, this is a perfect time to give out branded AIDS Day items to both keep people aware and safe. With your brand logo alongside the AIDS Ribbon, a gift like this tells the world of how your company cares.

A great item to give out as a branded AIDS Day item, the AIDS Day First Aid Kit is a compact first aid kit that gives you everything you need for day to day mishaps. A brilliant way to promote and spread awareness of this live changing illness, a well-branded World AIDS Day item is sure to be an impactful item that creates solid awareness around your brand and your social initiatives.

First Aid Kit Contents:

With the AIDS Ribbon printed in large on the front side, and everything you need to keep safe on the inside, this is a branded promotional item that is perfect for World AIDS Day 2015.

Don’t miss out on these awesome branded World AIDS Day promotional items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 


19 August 2015

How Promotional Products Can Raise AIDS Awareness

How Promotional Products Can Raise AIDS Awareness South Africa- Giving out a promotional AIDS Day item, or selection of items, on the first of December is a brilliant way to show off your socially aware attitude as well as put out meaningful marketing communication

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How Promotional Products Can Raise AIDS Awareness in South Africa?

A brilliant way to not only market your brand but also ensure you as a corporate entity achieve a social goal as well, a branded World AIDS Day item is a wonderful way of spreading AIDS awareness throughout South Africa.

By giving out branded items of this nature, you interact with clients and customers in a meaningful way as well as convey a positive message about comradery in South Africa.

Seeking to bring people together to support this cause, it is always noticeable when a company is on par with AIDS awareness and on track with their social awareness in general, this allows a positive message to be shown while still supporting and promoting AIDS awareness at every turn.

From the well-known and recognised Red AIDS Day Ribbon, to the customisable AIDS Day T-shirt, a well-designed World AIDS Day item can serve as a statement to the world as to you intentions as a company as well as your concern for the well-being of our world.

Don’t miss out on amazing promotional AIDS Day products, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 


18 August 2015

World AIDS Day Merchandise Ideas

World AIDS Day Merchandise Ideas- World AIDS Day, celebrated on the first of December each year, is an important time on the global calendar. A day to recognise and reflect on those who have struggled with this disease, this is an ideal opportunity to promote your brand alongside a promotional awareness product. Looking forward to this all-important day, here is a list of five popular World Aids Day Merchandise Ideas.

 

The Aids Ribbon Pen is a great promotional item that is sure to leave a lasting impact. A clever way to spread awareness, this is an item that can be used on a daily basis, taking every chance to spread the word to the world. A great quality pen that can also be branded with you corporate logo or brand name, this makes for a thoughtful AIDS awareness product.


Another great awareness product that is sure to be memorable and useful, the Aids Day silicone wristband is an effective marketing and promotional tool that can be seen constantly. A brilliant way to promote awareness while giving out cost-effective, branded items, these wristbands allow for an effective marketing solution.


A well-known item for gifting, the Red Aids Ribbon is the symbol of the fight against HIV/AIDS. A globally recognised symbol of the fight against AIDS, this is the most efficient way to give out cost-effective items that serves as great promotional items.


The Aids Day T-Shirt is another awesome item that can be customised with your own brand message in order to spread awareness on the all-important day, and every day after that. A great way to give out a useful item, this can be worn anytime, giving you a great promotional item that staff will love.


The Aids Day First Aid Kit is another great item that goes perfectly with the theme of the day. An easy way to ensure safety and security measures are taken, this give you all you need in a pocket first aid kit. A great way to show the all caring side of your brand this item can speak volumes as to the ethos of your brand.

Don’t miss out on these fantastic AIDS Day items, e-mail info@brandinnovation.co.za now.

 

 

 


17 August 2015

Best World AIDS Day Gifts

Best World AIDS Day Gifts South Africa- World Aids Day is a very important day on the global calendar. The first of December every year marks World Aids Day, a day where we as a global nation come together to support those who have struggled or are struggling with the reality of HIV/AIDS. A brilliant day to promote awareness and show your support as a corporate entity, make sure to get your branded World AIDS Day promotional items now.

Aids Ribbon Pen

A brilliant item for showing your positive attitude, the Aids Ribbon Pen is a uniquely styled AIDS Day promotional pen that has the red AIDS ribbon as its clip. A useful item that can be used all day every day, this high quality pen is a great way to spread awareness through an everyday item to use. With the AIDS ribbon alongside your own corporate branding, this is the perfect way to show your socially aware corporate ethos.

Another amazing branded promotional item for World AIDS Day, the AIDS Day T-shirt is a clearly branded promotional item that lets you show off your positive attitude to the world. A brilliant way to spread a clean and clear message about AIDS awareness, this lets you market your brand alongside an all-important social call to action.

Great for spreading awareness around youth or sports associations, the Aids Day Water Bottle is an awesome, red water bottle option that has World AIDS Day branding in the front. A unique design with a funky grip, this squeeze bottle is perfect for sports teams or schools, allowing for a functional, useful item that can be used over and over again. A brilliant way to promote awareness effectively, this serves as a daily reminder long after December first has passed.

Don’t miss out on these awesome World AIDS Day promotional items. To order your amazing branded products, e-mail info@brandinnvoation.co.za.

 

 


13 August 2015

Top AIDS Day Gifts and Products

Top AIDS Day Gifts and Products South Africa- World AIDS Day, occurring on December first of each year, is a very important global day supporting an ever-pressing cause. On a day like this, there is nothing better a brand can do than give out branded promotional World AIDS Day products, both promoting their name as well as spreading awareness about this life changing illness.


Why World AIDS Day promotional items

A brilliant way to spread comradery throughout your company as well as show your support for global cause, a red AIDS Day Ribbon is a subtle yet effective item to wear that shows your support and commitment to helping those who need it. Also as a promotional giveaway item, this is a highly visible symbol of support that is synonymous with the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


 A wonderful, customisable item that can be used to portray your brand and awareness message perfectly, the Branded AIDS Day T-Shirt is a comfortable and effective awareness tool perfect for a staff gift or giveaway item. A brilliant way to effectively spread awareness, not only through at work, these t-shirts can be worn all over, showing the world that your brand supports these great causes.

Aids Day Condom Pouch


An item, spot on with the theme of the day, the AIDS Day First Aid Kit is a branded promotional item that is ideal for spreading awareness about health and longevity, especially when used as a giveaway item at universities or schools. This kit gives you everything you need for daily safety and common mishaps, perfect to have around the office or even for sports teams.


This kit contains:

Get you awesome World AIDS Day gifts today from Brand Innovation. Don’t miss out on your chance to show your corporate ethos to the world, e-mail info@brandin nvoation.co.za to order.

 

 


11 August 2015

World AIDS Day Merchandise

World AIDS Day Merchandise South Africa - A day to reflect and remember, on the first of December every year we come together to celebrate World AIDS Day. A time for us to come together and help those in need, as well as do our part to spread awareness about the disease, World AIDS Day is the perfect marketing opportunity to link your business with the positive influence of awareness.

The best way, as a corporate entity, to spread awareness is to get branded promotional items as giveaway marketing products or as staff gifts for the company. These products allow you to spread your corporate ethos as well as your positive manner, while giving out items that tell the world a story.

A great and cost-effective World AIDS Day merchandise option, the Red AIDS Ribbon is a simple yet effective item. Everyone these days knows the meaning of the red ribbon, giving these items to your clients and staff members creates uniformity and a solid, positive vibe around your corporate ethos. An effective awareness product, this is a must have for World AIDS Day 2015.

The AIDS Day Silicone Wristband, another awesome promotional item for this significant day, is a cost-effective and simple marketing item with a clear and quick message. A perfect item for spreading awareness between the business and clients, this can also make for a wonderful giveaway item. A consistent reminder of the importance of this day, these wristbands can always be seen on your wrist, especially effective in the corporate world where shaking hands is common place.

Aids Day Merchandise Wristband

A clever way to promote your brand and this important day, the AIDS Day Water Bottle is a great item for sports teams or active companies. A brilliant means of promotion and an effective way of spreading awareness about this day, a well-intended marketing gift can be the perfect bridge between a business and its customer base.

For these and other awesome branded World AIDS Day Merchandise, e-mail us at info@brandinnvoation.co.za.

 


6 August 2015

World AIDS Day Theme 2015

World AIDS Day Theme 2015- On the first of December each year we come together as a global community to celebrate and mourn those who have struggled against HIV/AIDS. This year, only 15 years away from their goal of killing the virus off completely, the theme has be chosen, and it is the very appropriate theme of “Getting to Zero”. The goal of this movement, and theme in particular, is “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” by the year 2030.

Aid Day Theme Getting to Zero

A strong movement that has united the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS, World AIDS Day allows us to reflect on the courage of those living with the illness, while paying homage to those who have lost their lives in the process. Getting to Zero, as a theme is a brilliant reminder to all that together we can overcome any obstacle, as a global village we can rid the world of this terrible disease within the next 15 years- it is possible.

A brilliant way to spread the love and hope this World AIDS Day, a Red AIDS Ribbon or a branded AIDS Day Silicone Wristband product allow for a clear message of hope and unity. Products that are cost-effective yet allow your entire company to spread the good word, these awesome AIDS Day products serve to promote your company as well as complete global awareness.

Do your part to get to zero by 2030, whether spreading courage and hope through wearing your AIDS Day ribbon, or actively getting involved in the community aspect, it is the sense of togetherness that makes this such a strong and courageous movement.

For all your branded AIDS Day products, or to find out more about our World AIDS Day product range, e-mail us at info@brandinnovaiton.co.za.

 


3 August 2015

World AIDS Day Gifts and Products

World AIDS Day Gifts and Products- Every year on December first we celebrate World AIDS Day, a day of remembrance on which we reflect on the courage and strength of those living with this life altering disease, this is the perfect time to invest in some World AIDS Day gifts and products for your company of client base.

The AIDS Day Silicone Wristband is a very popular item when promoting AIDS awareness and giving out items to employees and customers. A clearly constructed branding effort that shows your attitude to the world, this is a great way to spread the good word while also giving out a cost-effective item that supports the cause.

Another appropriate AIDS Day gift is the AIDS Day First Aid Kit. A branded first aid kit with the red AIDS ribbon printed on the front, this is an item that not only makes people aware of the AIDS issue, but also allows them to protect themselves from contracting the disease. Holding everything you would need in a pocket sized kit, this is a great way to spread awareness while keeping your employees or customers safe.

A World AIDS Day gift that grabs attention and allows for a clear message the World AIDS Day Button Badge is a small badge to be worn around town. With a clear message on the front, this is a great way to promote the fight against AIDS. A perfect item to give out around the office or at events, this is a cost-effective way of telling the world you support the fight against AIDS.

For these and other great promotional items, e-mail us at info@brandinnvoation.co.za.

 

 


30 July 2015

AIDS Awareness Ribbon

AIDS Awareness Ribbon, South Africa- On the first of December every year we come together to celebrate and support those who have struggled with HIV/AIDS. A cause that brings the world together this is an illness without a though for creed or colour, a global issue that needs as much support as possible.

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By wearing a red AIDS Awareness Ribbon in your chest, you as an individual show your support for the courage and strength of those fighting this illness. A cost-effective item that speaks a thousand words to all those who see it, this is a must have item around the office and home. A small token of comradery that brings the world together, wear your red AIDS awareness ribbon on December first- if not every day of the year.


A great item to give to staff members at the office, this is a great way to show unity within the corporate world, collectively coming together for the common, global goal of stopping HIV/AIDS in its tracks by 2030. With the latest UNAIDS report highlighting our leap forward in AIDS research and treatment, it is and all round positive outlook for the future. With help and support from people across the globe, this is a true testament to the power of humanity when it pulls together.


Whether you or someone you know is fighting this illness, or even if you have never met someone with this illness, wear your AIDS Awareness Ribbon on the first of December and do your part, no matter how big or small, to save our brothers and sister.
For these all-important AIDS Awareness Ribbons, or other branded AIDS Day products, e-mail us at info@brandinnovation.co.za.

 

 


29 July 2015

AIDS Awareness Products

AIDS Awareness Products South Africa- An issue of great importance in South Africa today, the AIDS pandemic is an ever pressing global matter that affects people of all races and religions. It is for this reason that we come together on the first of December, across the world, to remember those who have fought, those fighting and those who will hopefully never have to fight against this life changing illness. In the search for awareness, spreading courage and strength throughout our global village, we offer a range of branded AIDS awareness products perfect for showing your support as a corporate entity.

Aids Awareness Ribbons


Arguably the most important item available, the Red AIDS Ribbon is a global symbol of unity in the face of such a powerful illness. A globally recognised item, the red ribbon is a simple way of showing your support for those suffering with this disease, a brilliant way to promote your socially aware corporate culture. A cost-effective promotional item to give away to staff or at promotional events, the red AIDS ribbon is a symbol of courage in a world that needs it.

Another promotional AIDS item that promotes health in all ways, the branded AIDS Day First Aid Kit is a compact first aid kit that is perfect for daily mishaps. A brilliant way to show your support for the fight against AIDS while still promoting your corporate ethos of social awareness, this is a useful giveaway item that allows customers, clients or staff to ensure they have the needed safety utensils in bad situations. A great way to spread AIDS awareness as well as safety when helping others, the kits has a range of items that are specifically to protect against the spreading of AIDS in an everyday situation.

 

A small, yet effective office gift that promotes AIDS awareness, the AIDS Day Memo Clip is a cost-effective desk top gift for clients and staff members that acts as a daily reminder of the AIDS pandemic and what we can do to help those In need.  A show of support within the office environment, this is a great item to show support while still marketing your business within the corporate world.

A day for the world to come together, a day of strength and courage on a global scale, World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of what we have overcome as a global nation.

For more information, or to order your own great AIDS awareness products, e-mail us at info@brandinnovation.co.za.

 

 

 


24 July 2015

World Aids Day 2015

On the first of December every year we come together to fight the good fight against HIV and AIDS. World AIDS Day, as it is known, is a day of mourning and celebration, a day to remember what has been lost and what has been gained, as well as all those who have won their fight against this life changing illness. A way to support the cause and help those in need, this day serves as a remembrance to all that have lost their lives in the face of adversary.

World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, beginning in 1988, and has since become a day synonymous with hope and strength, bringing the world together to recognise a common enemy. It is estimated that globally there are over 34 million people living with HIV while already over 35 million have died from it, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in our history. A killer without creed or agenda, this is something that we must all strive to fight and overcome as a global community.

On a day as significant as this, often businesses and individuals show their support by wearing the red AIDS awareness ribbon around town, however most don’t know about the vast amount of other awareness products available that allow for a great set of tool with which to tell the world about this horrifying illness. These are perfect for businesses doing their part to spread awareness inside and outside their corporate environment.

A day of education and building the future of our country and world, the AIDS Day Ribbon Pen is the perfect promotional tool for schools and universities. Making the future leaders of the world aware of the truth and sadness of the matter allows them to understand the plight of AIDS and how they can help to prevent it in the future. This not only gives children and young adults something to use on a daily basis, but also serves as an educational item, informing them and reminding them of the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Another item to give out around the office, the AIDS Ribbon Stressball is a ribbon shaped stressball that is a clear and visible token of support. Something that can be much needed in the office, a stressball lets you work of that extra pressure while at work, but one like this also acts as a desk top statement- showing your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Shaped like the AIDS Ribbon, this is a constant reminder to you and those around you of the fight taking place and what we can all do to help in any way.

With so many ways to spread the word and do your part, there is no reason not to get involved. Whether just wearing your ribbon, or actively giving out promotional awareness items, there are a multitude of ways to help fight the good fight.

For these and other great World AIDS Day items, e-mail us at info@brandinnovation.co.za.

 

 

 


26 May 2015

Why World Aids Day is Important

World AIDS Day is a day of mixed emotions, both to celebrate the progress and remember the effects- this is a day to come together and fight the plight of HIV/AIDS. A problem evident throughout South Africa and the greater Africa, AIDS reaps havoc freely with little to stop in once it has taken hold. Out of the many things tried, few have succeeded, and it is on this day that we try push further than before, raising money and awareness to continue the good fight.

Wearing a red ribbon on December first is the first step in the right direction, giving to charity and adorning the ribbon shows your dedication to the fight, a way to spread comradery and inspire others to give to a good cause.

There are plenty of AIDS shelters, hospices and homes caring for children, teens and adults suffering from the illness, these organisations strive to help them through these times and find a way to keep them healthy and fit- a key need during this time as the disease destroys your immune system, although it has been found that a good diet and a solid exercise routine can delay the activation of the virus and hold it in the HIV stage before heading into full blown AIDS. Including vitamins to supplements in your daily eating plan, as well as a range of fruits and vegetables included, allows people with HIV/AIDS to continue their lives as per usual, to a degree, and support themselves as a functional member of society.

All it requires is some compassion and the spirit of Ubuntu and we can overcome any obstacle that may lay in our path. We as a people need to band together in support of this epidemic and together we can strive for a better land and life for our fellows.

World AIDS Day is a day that we can use to help those who suffer- it is time to help when we can as to make this world the best it can be.  It is a chance to learn, educate, help and share, World Aids Day is a day in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Show your support with your red ribbon.

 


12 January 2015

World Aids Day Theme 2015

The Theme for World Aids Day 2015 is , "Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination."[This means Zero new HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS Related Deaths.
There has really been a lot of work done worldwide over many years to educate people in all countries about AIDS, the causes thereof and how to help those who have it.

In South Africa there are really so many people who have AIDS and it is still an illness that we need to focus on.
So the theme of “Getting to Zero” is a worthwhile theme to result in Zero new HIV infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

Aids Day started on 1 December 1988 and each year there is a theme, chosen after a lot of consultation with various worldwide agencies.
The theme from 2012 to end 2015 is, "Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination."[
The theme is not only for the day , but for the entire year.

So let’s remember to keep learning and education around this disease that kills so many people worldwide year on year.

 


26 September 2014

The importance of World AIDS day

The 1 December is known as world AIDS day. The aim of this day is to create awareness for those infected or affected by HIV and AIDS as well as educate those around us.

This disease affects people across the globe on a daily basis.

South Africa currently has the highest percentage of people living with HIV and AIDS in the world. The increasing infection rate shows how important it is to create more awareness amongst the youth educate them on to prevent it.  World AIDS day was launched in 1988 and is now a global health day.


The only way we can overcome this disease is if we join together in the fight against AIDS and remembering that each and every one of us has a role to play in combating this deadly disease.


What do companies do on world Aids day?

Many companies look for fun creative ways to help increase awareness for HIV/AIDS either by giving away promotional items. Are you sponsoring an event or looking for a mass giveaway idea? We’ve got a wide selection of products to choose from.  See more HERE.


AIDS day product ideas

AIDS day lanyard

The AIDS awareness lanyard is a white lanyard printed with ‘World AIDS day 1 December’ branding in red. The lanyard strap has a black clip with a recess. Branding on the dome looks beautiful in full colour. Lanyards are a popular promotional item and can be used all year round. For each lanyard purchased R1.00 will be donated to the Topsy Foundation.

AIDS day first aid kit

This great mini first aid kit with condom makes a fantastic promotional gift for AIDS Day. This first aid kit with a branded aids ribbon will help you raise aids awareness.

First Aid Kit Contents

AIDS eco-friendly notebook

A World AIDS day eco-friendly notebook and pen is a fantastic promotional item to create awareness. Giving someone this item shows that you are concerned about the environment and committed to creating awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Brand Innovation is a leading supplier of HIV and AIDS awareness products and AIDS Ribbons.

We believe that it in a country where the statistic for AIDS are so high, we definitely need to raise awareness and educate our citizens about it. With that said, we do not only help companies in their campaign to raise awareness for HIV AIDS.

 

 


12 March 2014

Creating AIDS Awareness with Promotional Products

Brand Innovation is a leading supplier of HIV and AIDS awareness products and AIDS Ribbons.

We believe that it in a country where the statistic for AIDS are so high, we definitely need to raise awareness and educate our citizens about it. With that said, we do not only help companies in their campaign to raise awareness for HIV AIDS.

We also like to play a part in the prevention of the spread of the virus. We trust in the fact that prevention is better than cure.
Therefore we would like to introduce you to our AIDS Day Key Ring Pouch.

Features of the AIDS Awareness Key Ring Pouch:

 

As a branded item the key ring pouch works great. It not only advertises your logo, name or slogan.
But it also keeps the recipients prepared at all times. It gives them the opportunity to think twice before acting. To be safe and to help prevent the disease/virus from spreading even further. The AIDS red ribbon was created as a visual symbol of compassion for people with HIV/AIDS in 1991. 20 years later, it continues to be a powerful emblem for HIV/AIDS advocacy and has inspired other ribbons as well.

These items not only promote and advertise:

 

If your company is interested in ordering aids promotional products for your World Aids Day campaign, please contact us at info@brandinnovation.co.za. We supply these products in South Africa and other Southern African countries.

 

 

19 May 2011 - HIV: Learn how HIV is transmitted, symptoms, prevention and treatments

 


What is HIV

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) stands for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus infects and gradually destroys immune system cells, reducing the body's protection against infection and cancers. A person infected with HIV is infected for life - there's no cure. 

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Over time, as the immune system weakens, a person with HIV may develop rare infections or cancers. When these are particularly serious, the person is said to have acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

HIV Medications [Sorted by Popularity]

Combivir®, Sustiva®, Crixivan®, Videx®, Epivir®, Viracept®, Famvir®, Zerit®, Norvir®, Ziagen®, Retrovir®

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How HIV is transmitted

HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through:

Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal fluids, followed by breast milk.

Activities That Allow HIV Transmission

Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk)

Sexual intercourse (vaginal and anal): In the genitals and the rectum, HIV may infect the mucous membranes directly or enter through cuts and sores caused during intercourse (many of which would be unnoticed). Vaginal and anal intercourse is a high-risk practice.

Oral sex (mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or blood), meaning the risk of HIV transmission through the throat, gums, and oral membranes is lower than through vaginal or anal membranes. There are however, documented cases where HIV was transmitted orally, so we can't say that getting HIV-infected semen, vaginal fluid or blood in the mouth is without risk. However, oral sex is considered a low risk practice.

Sharing injection needles: An injection needle can pass blood directly from one person's bloodstream to another. It is a very efficient way to transmit a blood-borne virus. Sharing needles is considered a high-risk practice.

Mother to Child: It is possible for an HIV-infected mother to pass the virus directly before or during birth, or through breast milk. Breast milk contains HIV, and while small amounts of breast milk do not pose significant threat of infection to adults, it is a viable means of transmission to infants.

How Is HIV Infection Not Spread

Research indicates that HIV is NOT transmitted by casual contact such as:

In short, studies indicate that HIV transmission requires intimate contact with infected blood or body fluids (vaginal secretions, semen, pre-ejaculation fluid, and breast milk). Activities that don't involve the possibility of such contact are regarded as posing no risk of infection.

What are the symptoms of HIV

Many people with HIV do not know they are infected.

Many people do not develop symptoms after they first get infected with HIV. Others have a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus. They complain of fever, headache, tiredness, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. These symptoms usually disappear on their own within a few weeks. After that, the person feels normal and has no symptoms. This asymptomatic phase often lasts for years.

The progression of disease varies widely among individuals. This state may last from a few months to more than 10 years.During this period, the virus continues to multiply actively and infects and kills the cells of the immune system.The virus destroys the cells that are the primary infection fighters, a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells.

Even though the person has no symptoms, he or she is contagious and can pass HIV to others through the routes listed above.

AIDS is the later stage of HIV infection, when the body begins losing its ability to fight infections.

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18 April 2011 - Community Home Based Care HIV & AIDS

The Community Home Based Care HIV & AIDS is one of The South African Red Cross Society's core programmes in health care.


South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the world. Poverty, poor access to basic amenities and health care, limited information, and limited capacity in communities all exacerbate vulnerability to HIV. The Community Home Based Care HIV and AIDS project increases community care and support to people infected (PLHA) and affected by HIV and AIDS and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in their psychosocial, economic and educational needs.

Care and support activities include the provision of home based care, psychosocial and economic support and strengthening of the care network. Communities will be sensitised through community health education activities, and advocacy for support for PLHA and OVC promoting their rights, and addressing the health, social and stigma issues associated with HIV and AIDS.

For more information go to The South African Red Cross Society