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Observe World AIDS Day at FCLC!

Ashley Tedesco, blog editor

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Today is World AIDS Day, a day when people from all over the world join forces to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. Over 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, according to the CDC, and close to 20% might not even know they are infected. Getting tested saves lives–even if you are negative. The City of New York has several free and confidential clinics that offer a wide range of STD screening, treatment services and counseling. Learn more about World AIDS Day here.

The CDC Web site, which also has additional information about World AIDS Day and how you can help in the effort, says, “On World AIDS Day, we pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world, and the millions of people who have been tested for HIV. We recognize that HIV testing and linkage to care can save lives and are working to build on those successes to allow more people to live longer and healthier lives.”

To do your part within the FCLC community today, wear red to show your support! Members of the FaceAIDS committee will be tabling on the plaza today, selling AIDS awareness pins for $2. All of the proceeds go to those suffering from HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and Zambia. Learn more about the event at FCLC here.

  1. Christina
    December 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you so much for putting this on the blog!

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