Town Recognizes HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

Councillor Kadwell and Positive Living Niagara raise the flag.

                                                           

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2021

Town Recognizes HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

Grimsby, ON –

Today, Council raised the Positive Living Niagara Flag at Town Hall in recognition of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, which runs from November 22nd – December 1st.

World AIDS Day, designated on December 1st, is an internationally recognized day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

As of 2017, AIDS has killed between 28.9 million and 41.5 million people worldwide, and an estimated 36.7 million people are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history.

December 1st is also the launch of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week, which will run until December 5th. The event consists of themed activities and events that are hosted in community and focus on specific target groups such as women, youth, people who are incarcerated, Two-Spirit people, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous Leadership.

The raising and flying of the Positive Living Niagara Flag is an opportunity to enhance public awareness of HIV/AIDS, ignite conversation and understanding around the stigmas related to HIV/AIDS, and acts as a symbol of support, solidarity and recognition for those living with HIV/AIDS in the Niagara Region.  

Positive Living Niagara is a community-based organization made up of staff and volunteers who provide support, education and advocacy in a safe and confidential environment for HIV-positive individuals, their families and their friends.

Visit Positive Living Niagara’s website fore more information about the organization or to access supports.

 

Contact:

Rachael Ball-Condron
Executive Assistant to the Mayor and CAO
(905) 309-2004

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