PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2013

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 03 2013 6:00 AM ET


South Korean students pose in the shape of the AIDS ribbon during an event to promote awareness Sunday at Cheonggyecheon, a park in downtown Seoul. The Seoul metropolitan government and the Korea Federation for HIVAIDS Prevention sponsored the World AIDS Day event.

 


Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik puts the final touches on a sand sculpture on the eve of World AIDS Day as a horseman rides by on Golden Sea Beach in Puri.


Patients at a drug treatment center in Hanoi take in the Bringing Music Into Hospitals concert organized by a group of local artists to mark World AIDS Day. Drug users are among those at highest risk for HIV and AIDS in Vietnam.

 


A Nepalese artist paints a slogan across the torso of a participant during a Kathmandu event to mark the 26th World AIDS Day. Approximately 48,600 adults and children are infected with HIV in Nepal, according to the government's National Centre for AIDS and STD Control.


Princess Stephanie of Monaco (left), president of Fight AIDS Monaco, poses with her daughter Pauline by a painting of her mother, Princess Grace, before a fundraising auction for her foundation on Sunday, World AIDS Day, in Monaco.

 


Zedd poses during Dance (RED) Save Lives at Stereosonic Sydney Saturday in Australia.


Workers for an Indian nonprofit arrange banners and red ribbon cutouts on a boat along the holy river Ganges to highlight AIDS awareness Saturday in Kolkata.

 


Women from the Islamic political party Hizb ut-tahrir protest against sexual freedom and the govenment policy of encouraging condom use to prevent HIV transmission Sunday in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslim groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir are among those who see condom use as a gateway to adultery and casual sex, especially among young people. According to the Health Ministry, the number of HIV cases from April 1987 to 2013 in Jakarta has reached 24,807, while the number of AIDS cases has reached 6,299.


David Guetta poses during Dance (RED) Save Lives at Stereosonic Sydney.

 


Catholic sisters wearing AIDS awareness ribbons observe World AIDS Day with a mass in a church in suburban Manila Sunday. The Department of Health in the Philippines recorded almost 500 cases of HIV or AIDS in October of this year, 66 percent more than the 295 cases in October 2012, making it the most ever recorded in a month in the country.


Nepalese transgender performers walk backstage during an event to mark the 26th World AIDS Day Sunday in Kathmandu.

 


Three makeup artists wear red ribbon earrings during a World AIDS Day press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Revenue from MAC Viva Glam products will be donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to finance care for people with HIV or AIDS.


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a World AIDS Day function at Government House Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.

 


Armin van Buuren at Dance (RED) Save Lives at Stereosonic Sydney.

 


Indian volunteers and members of the West Bengal Voluntary Health Association light candles in the shape of an AIDS ribbon during the closing ceremony of an AIDS awareness event in Siliguri.