World Aids Day observed in Kamloops

By Tanya Cronin
December 1, 2015 - 5:11pm Updated: December 2, 2015 - 11:21am

KAMLOOPS — Today is World Aids Day, a time to recognize the millions of people who have died from the disease. 

World Aids Day has been observed on December 1st since 1988 and is dedicated to raising awareness of the aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

Today, several people gathered at Ask Wellness in Kamloops, to mourn those who have died, and to understand that many in Canada are still being infected. 

Medical advancements have come a long way in the past 30-years, but community members living with HIV say prevention is key. Practiving safe sex and getting tested is important. 

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