Talk:Red ribbon

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Anorexia[edit]

Doesn't the red ribbon also mean Anorexia Nervosa awareness? And was this page ripped off of www.answers.com, or did they simply copy/paste it from here? Because it's the exact same article ... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.170.253.127 (talk) 01:55, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Why "[Red]"?[edit]

Several times, the word "Red" appears capitalized and in brackets -- what does this mean? -- Lenoxus 17:32, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Seems to have since been fixed. It's possible it was a coding mistake, because double brackets are used to enclose an internal link on Wikipedia, and single brackets are used to enclose external links, but I'm not sure, since it's not doing that for me. Runa27 23:13, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
I know this is an old question, but I just wanted to say: could this perhaps have been related to, or a referrence to, Product Red? Jemma 11:26, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Socialist red ribbon[edit]

Before the red ribbon was introduced as an aids awareness symbol, it was (particularly in the first half of the 20th century) as a socialist symbol. Should this not be mentioned in this article?

Bobby Siecker 2-13-2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.241.134.161 (talk) 15:40, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

If you can prove it, yes. -- 41.177.9.68 (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Sports teams[edit]

It's also used to show support for sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, apparently signifying that the team is as bad as, if not worse than, AIDS/HIV, otherwise why would they be co-opting the symbol? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.26.25.71 (talk) 03:26, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

More info here[edit]

Detailed history of the AIDS awareness ribbon from the BBC: How a red ribbon conquered the world. 1.36.43.29 (talk) 11:53, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Break this up![edit]

The content of this article should be separated into:
- the main AIDS ribbon
- the US/Canada sports awards
- intro/other material to the existing disambiguation page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1.36.43.29 (talk) 11:59, 2 June 2011 (UTC)