The Ministry of Health's HIV Unit, the Solomon Islands National Aids Council (SINAC), has a new logo.

Speaking with the HIV Unit Coordinator, John Gela, said that they had finally come up with a new logo after having a meeting with the department.

He said that the logo is designed with Solomon Islands national colors: green, blue and gold with the red universal HIV emblem.

The idea of creating such a logo came about following SINAC's approval to have its own logo that reflects the national HIV response.

According to Mr. Gela, an advertisement was put in the Solomon Star at the end of last year for interested people who can design a logo in line with the SINAC requirements.

The winner, Modesto Walegerea, was announced at the World Aids Day on 1st December last year.

The key features of the logo reflect the need for Solomon Islands community to put together efforts in combating HIV/AIDS.

"A community to put together efforts in combating HIV/aids is through participation of prevention, caring and respect for people living with and affected by HIV," Mr. Gela said.

He added that the red ribbon that tangles through the circle indicates how the HIV problem is at hand embedded within the communities.

The SINAC logo will be seen centered among all other partners' logo in all presentations and activities in preventing HIV/aids and other STIs in the country.