People around the world are gearing up to observe World Aids Day on 1 December. The theme for this year is: "The Time to Act Is Now."
In support of HIV/Aids awareness, IBTimes UK has gathered quotes to share with your friends and family.
- "HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it." – Princess Diana
- "It is bad enough that people are dying of Aids, but no one should die of ignorance." – Elizabeth Taylor
- "In today's climate in our country, which is sickened with the pollution of pollution, threatened with the prominence of Aids, riddled with burgeoning racism, rife with growing huddles of the homeless, we need art and we need art in all forms. We need all methods of art to be present, everywhere present, and all the time present." – Maya Angelou
- "Give a child love, laughter and peace, not Aids." – Nelson Mandela
- "I'm a firm believer that education is the most efficient tool we have to make people aware and make our children aware, and to protect them from the scourge of the century, which is Aids." – Shakira
- "I'm a real person, and I'm angry. I'm trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. Aids, poverty, racism – I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I'll put it on my shoulders. I'll charge it to my account." – Jamie Foxx
- "Stigma hurts. Because of Aids, children are bullied, isolated and shut out of school. They are missing out on education. They are missing out on medicines. Children are missing your love, care and protection. Join me. And become a stigma buster. UNITE FOR CHILDREN, UNITE AGAINST AIDS" – Jackie Chan
- "Everywhere I go, I see very much the same thing. I see the same compassion for people who live half a world away. I see the same concern about events beyond these borders. And, increasingly, I see the same conviction that we can and we must join together to stop the scourge of Aids and poverty." – Bono
- "I lost relatives to Aids, a couple of my closest cousins. I lost friends to Aids, high-school friends who never even made it to their 21st birthdays in the '80s. When it's that close to you, you can't really deny it, and you can't run from it." – Queen Latifa
- "We live in a completely interdependent world, which simply means we cannot escape each other. How we respond to Aids depends, in part, on whether we understand this interdependence. It is not someone else's problem. This is everybody's problem." – Bill Clinton