In our opinion, there are two things you can never have enough of, firstly it’s HIV awareness and support for World Aids Day and secondly rugby players in pants. Luckily for us our two favourite things have joined together!
Harlequins rugby gods Karl Dickson, Sam Smith and Seb Stegmann are backing HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s new World AIDS Day campaign, Stand Up, Stand Out, and asking people nationwide to ‘show us their undies’ to support people living with HIV.
With 100,000 people predicted to be living with HIV by the end of this year, the sportsmen supported Terrence Higgins trust this World Aids Day to raise greater awareness about HIV and generate vital funds for prevention services and support for people living with the virus.
‘More and more people are diagnosed with HIV every year and we’re only going to tackle it if we start talking more about safer sex’ Karl Dickson explains, ’get your red pants on for World Aids Day this year and support a brilliant charity so they can be there for even more people.’
Like these sporting hunks, you too can take part in Stand Up, Stand Out throughout December by:
Standing Out in red underwear and donate £2 to Terrence Higgins Trust: Be as loud and proud as you like, showing just a hint of red over your jeans or a full ‘underwear as outerwear’ look. Get work colleagues, friends and family in on the act to raise vital funds for people living with HIV.
Wearing your red ribbon with pride: Wear yours throughout December to remember those who have died with AIDS. Sell them to friends, family and colleagues to raise funds to support Terrence Higgins Trust and people living with HIV. Phone 020 7812 1671 to order your free box of red ribbons.
Getting well ‘red’ about HIV: Separate the myths from the facts and find out more information about HIV to protect yourself and your partner- with Terrence Higgins Trust’s Stand Up, Stand Out HIV Fastfacts
Visit the THT website To get involved with Stand Up, Stand Out and find out more.