Health Department Observes World AIDS Day

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

The Houston County Health Department has plans for World Aids Day on Wednesday.

The entire observance is designed to raise awareness about the disease.

An inter-faith ceremony will be held at the Health Department from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.

The free event will feature speakers from area churches; there will be poetry, and teen groups speaking on how to prevent infections.

"Every 9 and a half minutes we have a new infection. HIV and Aids is not going away we're entering our 30th year of this epidemic,” said Delia Reynolds, HIV/AIDS Coordinator Public Health Area 10.

Reynolds adds nearly 56,000 people are newly-infected with the disease every year.

The Health Department offers free HIV testing Monday through Friday.

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