24th Annual World AIDS Day to be Observed at Baker Park Ceremony
The World AIDS Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 1st , 8:30-10:00 am, at the Bell Tower in Baker Park to bring Frederick County residents together to raise awareness of the need for a committed, meaningful, and sustained response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The theme of this year’s observance, “Getting to Zero—Working Together as One,” reminds us that there is still work to do. “Even though HIV has become a treatable disease, and those that are on successful treatment can expect to live a nearly normal lifespan, the truth is only two in ten persons living with HIV are actually controlling their infections on medications,” states Debbie Anne, an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse with the Frederick County Health Department.
The December 1st ceremony is presented in partnership with: Frederick County Health Department, The Faith Striders, Frederick Church of the Brethren HIV/AIDS Ministry, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, FCAC.
Churches, civic groups, students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided. All are asked to wear red as a commemoration of the 28 million people worldwide who have died of HIV/AIDS.