‘Ending the HIV epidemic’: Friday is World AIDS Day
Remembering people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses: That was the goal of an event held by Trillium Health on Thursday night.
Friday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. It’s a day set aside to show support for people living with HIV and to raise awareness to help prevent new infections.
Trillium Health held a fundraiser at Native Rochester Eatery and Bar.
Organizers say it’s all about the search for a cure.
“We start people on treatment earlier; we have ways of telling if the drugs are working, if they’re effective; we have ways of preventing HIV with either pills once a day or an injection every other month. And we’re working toward what we call ending the HIV epidemic,” said Dr. William Valenti, co-founder of Trillium Health.
World AIDS Day started in 1988.