People are showing their support for World AIDS Day

Community members showed support for those living with HIV While remembering those they have lost from AIDS.

Sunday, December 1st, is World Aids Day, which was founded in 1988.

The world health organization estimates that 75 million people have been infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.

The Center: 7 rivers LGBTQ Connection, held a discussion about the disease.

They want to end the misconceptions people have.

“Education is everything. We remember how it used to be. We remember it used to be this, and it used to be that. So we still think that. People need to be educated,” said Deb Bassett, the Administrative Assistant at The Center.

There is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS, but research has come a long way.

Bassett says because of the treatments available, AIDS is no longer a death sentence.

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