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Special Reception at the Fresno Art Museum on Friday, December 1st for World AIDS Day 2017

Post Date:11/29/2017 4:24 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 29, 2017

World AIDS Day 2017 

December 1, 2017 is World AIDS Day, a time to remember those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and honor those who continue to work toward achieving control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. World AIDS day is also a day to acknowledge our progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world and to renew our commitment to a future free of HIV. 
 
The theme for World AIDS Day 2017 is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.” This theme reflects the United States government’s longstanding leadership in addressing HIV/AIDS both at home and abroad. On December 1, 2017, we highlight the historic opportunity we have to accelerate progress toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in the United States and around the world. “We’ve come a long way in our effort to eliminate this insidious illness. Through our further collective work we can make that a reality,” says Dr. Ken Bird, Health Officer.  
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 36.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Approximately 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States, and 1 in 7 of them do not know it. The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) reports that there were 101 new HIV infections in Fresno County in 2015. 
 
FCDPH and the HIV Community Action Council will be holding a special reception at the Fresno Art Museum on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm. The reception will include entertainment, viewing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt display, candle light vigil and reading of names. 

 

What: World AIDS Day Reception
Where: Fresno Art Museum
2233 North First St.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 441-4221
When: Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Admission: FREE

 

For more information about this event, please contact Jena Adams at (559) 600-6404

 

 

Public Health Communication
(559) 259-1798 

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