Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-12-02 00:24:35 –
Colorado Springs — Wednesday, December 1st was World AIDS Day. This day will support the fight against HIV and give people the opportunity to remember those who died of HIV.
In Colorado Springs, people gathered at the Penrose Library to remember those who died of AIDS after the crisis began.
The Wednesday rally was hosted by the Colorado Health Network.
The rally included a ceremony to tie a red ribbon, and people wrote their names on the ribbon and tied it to a ball. This serves as a visual representation of those who have died of HIV-AIDS.
“There are a large number of people in our community who are affected by HIV and AIDS, and providing a place to gather as a community and a safe space to remember those we lost is to bring that community together. It’s very important, “said Colorado, Myra McCoy of the Health Network.
Since 1986, more than 5,200 people in southern Colorado have died of AIDS. World AIDS Day began in 1988 and was the first World Health Day in history.
The Colorado Health Network offers free HIV testing at their location on South 8th Street in Colorado Springs.To make an appointment click here.
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