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Remember the Ribbon

The Remember the Ribbon (RTR) Initiative is committed to raising awareness and improving the health and social environment of minority communities in regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through awareness, prevention, and education.


Each year on December 1st, the SNPhA collaborates with Walgreens to observe World AIDS Day and unite in the fight against HIV. On this day, SNPhA members provide HIV/AIDS education and awareness to the community at Walgreens HIV specialized pharmacies all across the country. Last year, SNPhA members impacted 1,258 patients nationwide on this day alone (This is an increase of 204 patients from the number of patients impacted in 2016).


SNPhA chapters that made a significant contribution in their community in regards to HIV/AIDS submitted poster presentations at the 2018 National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to presenting their posters, these members had an opportunity to receive the Walgreens Health Outcome Award grant in order to continue their HIV/AIDS efforts as a part of the Remember the Ribbon Initiative. Three finalists were selected to create a poster for the 2018 National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first place winner, Touro University of California, received $1,500, the second place winner, East Tennesse State University, received $1,000 and the 3rd place winner, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, received $750.


This year in 2018, we hope to reach more patients, reach more student pharmacist and get more chapters involved. Our vision is to break HIV/AIDS stigma in the community, observe HIV/AIDS Awareness Days, educate patients on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and educate patients to get tested to learn their status.


World AIDS Day 2017 Statistics (In Collaboration with Walgreens)


Chapters participated: 53

Patients reached: 1258



2018-2019 HIV/AIDS Awareness Days


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18th

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27th

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15th

World AIDS Day - December 1st


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7th

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10th

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 20th

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness - April 10th

National Transgender HIV Testing Day - April 18th

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18th

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19th

HIV Long Term Survivors Day - June 5th

National HIV Testing Day - June 27th





Tim Archibald,