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  1. 1. Contact: Victor Ortiz 347-712-1648 N02108004@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2013 LGBT Center Commemorates World AIDS Day The Hudson Valley LGBT Center plans full day of events in commemoration of World AIDS day. Kingston (New York) – Every December 1st, the world comes together for World AIDS day. It is a day that was created to accomplish many things. Not only does it allow the world to remember those lost to AIDS and HIV, but it also seeks to make everyone aware of measures they should take to protect themselves and ways they can help get rid of the virus in places where it is rampant. Experts state that more than 25 million lives have been lost since the first case was reported and 33.4 million people are currently living with HIV or AIDS and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) “most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.” This December 1st, the Hudson Valley LGBT Center will commemorate World AIDS day with a full day of events planned. From 3 to 5 pm the center will be offering free HIV testing and support. Then from 5:30 to 6:15 AIDS Memorial Quilt, stories from those affected by HIV will be hosted at the center. This will be followed shortly by a candlelight walk in remembrance and support of those lost and battling the virus, ending with a community gathering with live music and food. The center expects a great turnout and hope that this will be helpful to the community. One person even stated, “This event is very important, especially for the young people in the community who should take advantage of the free testing and support that is being offered.” ###
  2. 2. Advertisement World AIDS Day – Credit: US Embassy New Delhi Send To: Midhudson News news@midhudsonnews.com The Daily Freeman pdoxsey@freemanonline.com The Kingston Times kingstontimes@ulsterpublishing.com The New Paltz Times newpaltztimes@ulsterpublishing.com. The Hudson Valley News editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com

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