NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- While World AIDS Day is observed December 1, inNew Orleans, we're making NOLA HIV Awareness Week November 29 - December 8, with key events happening in our community throughout that period.
We invite all media to Join us: spotlighting people living with HIV, clinicians, advocates, and testing events around the city. Share videos or photos on social media using the hashtag #IWearRedBecause throughout the two-week period.
Imagine a world free of stigma, where people recognize HIV as a preventable, treatable, and manageable disease. "HIV stigma, both internal and external, terrifies people from knowing their HIV status, or from feeling safe disclosing they are living with HIV," says Dorian Alexander, an advocate who is, himself, living with HIV.
We all play a role in slowing the HIV epidemic and supporting healthy, stigma-free lives for people living with HIV. Join us this week and let us know why you wear red! #IWearRedBecause
For more information follow us on Facebook events by searching for NOLA HIV Awareness Week 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/2390403154365722/.
Contact: Brandi Bowen, Program Director New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council (NORAPC) 2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 400 New Orleans, LA 70119 Phone: (504) 821-7334 Fax: (504) 821-9150 email@example.com
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SOURCE New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council (NORAPC)
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