Trillium Health holds fundraiser for World AIDS day

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Remembering people who have died from AIDS related-illnesses was the goal of an event held by Trillium Health on Thursday.

Every December 1st is World AIDS day. It’s a day set aside to show support for people living with HIV and raise awareness to help prevent new infections.

Trillium Health marked the event with a fundraiser. Organizers say it’s all about the search for a cure.

“In the early days, the early 80s, HIV, AIDS, everybody died and we’ve made progress with drugs and treatments and all of that and we want to look forward to ending HIV,” said Dr. William Valenti, co-founder and staff physician at Trillium Health. “It’s taken 40 years and a lot of people have made sacrifices to do that.”

This year marked the 34th World AIDS Day.