The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world and an internationally unique ball. Ever since 1993 the Life Ball has greatly contributed to taking the taboo out of the topic AIDS in our society and every year generates great international interest and media attention. The Life Ball is an exuberant festivity with extraordinary performances that year after year celebrates life and makes a loud and sounding statement in the fight against HIV and AIDS – resounding far across the boundaries of Vienna and Austria. This way the event sets an example of tolerance and sends the signals of solidarity to society and the whole world.