World AIDS Day observance

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Medical Advocacy and Outreach in Dothan is holding a World AIDS Day observance ceremony for those who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS.

World AIDS Day was the first ever globally recognized health day and MAO hosted their first World AIDS Day observance for Montgomery citizens in December 1988.

MAO wants to get the message across that HIV/AIDS is taking lives that deserve to live and they are here to help by providing testing resources as well as physical and mental support however they can.

“At MAO, we have evolved into always reminding ourselves to see the person before the illness.. and to realize that we want to provide quality care to people infected with HIV, Hepatitis-C and other potentially life threatening conditions.” -- Thomas Stephens, MAO Media Relations Specialist

The observance ceremony is free to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 1st at 1865 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, AL.

They encourage you to wear red or red ribbons to support the cause.