BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Tuesday, December 1 is World AIDS Day.
“Residents throughout our parish are affected by HIV – regardless of income, the zip code they live in, or their skin color. It is imperative upon community and healthcare leaders to take every action within our purview to end the HIV epidemic,” said Mayor Broome. “Through our work with the Louisiana Department of Health and local community based organizations, clinics and hospitals, we have made significant progress in this effort, and I am confident our work will continue to create change within our community.”
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, Metro Health is hosting a free virtual event titled, ‘The Difference is Us!’
The online event is taking place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to Metro Health, “the ‘Difference is Us’ brings awareness to this HIV epidemic and provides education as well as service information to help stem the tide of HIV/AIDS and other health issues in our community.”
The World AIDS Day event is sponsored by CareSouth.
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