The rope of aids hung again on the wall of Würzburg Castle


Every year on World AIDS Day, an AIDS ribbon is hung on the castle wall as part of the “Würzburg Shows Ribbon” action alliance. What is it all about.

“We commemorate those who died of AIDS and stand in solidarity with those living with HIV,” says Heydron Brand, Head of HIV counseling in Lower Franconia. World AIDS Day on December 1 was the 14th time the Action Coalition had joined hands “Würzburg Show Ring” A red AIDS ribbon hung on the castle hill. This should represent a remembrance of the dead and solidarity with those affected, as well as the provision of education.

Dieter Wenderlin says: Sant’Egidio. In 2021, 1.5 million people worldwide could have contracted HIV. “It’s still very dramatic, but we have all the tools at hand to make the situation better.”

According to the RKI, around 1,800 people contracted the virus in Germany alone in 2021, roughly matching the previous year’s numbers. According to Brigitte Hein of the Ministry of Health, there are a total of about 90,600 infected people, 96 percent of whom are on medication. According to Heine, there are currently an estimated 1,100 people living with HIV in the administrative region of Lower Franconia. About ten percent of them do not know about your injury at this time. “We wear the ribbon as a sign of solidarity,” says David Hein von. Coeur Pride Würzburg. The Labor Coalition invites everyone to wear a ribbon on December 1st as a sign of solidarity.

The “Würzburg Fair Circle” calls for actions of solidarity

The first deaths from AIDS occurred in Würzburg some 40 years ago, as a result of which an advisory network was set up Canon Clemens Pepper. Today, Würzburg is the only location in Bavaria with a housing offer for those affected, which has not yet been developed. Every year the ring is hung on the castle hill in Würzburg. But this year, it won’t light up for the first time because of the energy crisis.

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And they’re also thinking of Barbara Stam. “Barbara Stam was a key figure in Bavarian AIDS politics,” says Heidrun Brand. At the time, she was committed to providing advice and support to those affected.

On December 1st, a 6pm word service will take place in the Matthias Ehrenfriedenhaus, where all citizens are invited to “commemorate the deceased and show solidarity”. In addition, the annual “Have You Checked?” , which provides information and offers on HIV/syphilis prevention and testing in rural areas for particularly vulnerable target groups.

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