HIV/AIDS awareness activities to mark World AIDS Day

World AIDS dayTuesday, December 1 is World AIDS Day and to mark the occasion, Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Positive Care Center is hosting a World AIDS Day event from 11 AM to 1 PM in the hospital’s Red Skyway (over 7th Ave) in Minneapolis.

The public is invited to visit with community partners including the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota AIDS Project, Youth and AIDS Project, and others who are scheduled to be at HCMC on Tuesday.

“In addition to providing education and resources, we’ll be distributing red ribbons to help show support for those living with HIV/AIDS,” explains Hank Jensen from HCMC’s LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group, who are co-sponsoring the event. HCMCWAD15tag

“We’re encouraging everyone attending the event to raise awareness by using hashtag #HCMCWAD15 when sharing on social media.”

The Positive Care Center at HCMC is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and psycho-social services to those living with HIV. The program provides education, serves as a community and family resource, and contributes extensively to the advancement of HIV-related knowledge.