District Of Columbia: Ring of Lights Boosts AIDS Awareness
November 28, 2011
District of Columbia officials plan to mark World AIDS Day by illuminating city hall with a ring of red-filtered lights and by hosting several events. City councilors David A. Catania and Kwame R. Brown have scheduled all-day testing, panels, and hearings Thursday at the John A. Wilson Building, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street NW.
In June, the District reported that 3.2 percent of adult and adolescent residents there were HIV-positive in 2010, well above the World Health Organization threshold of 1 percent for a generalized epidemic. However, the report found a significant drop in AIDS deaths, and gains in early diagnoses and treatment, and free antiretroviral therapy uptake.
11.25.2011; Tom Howell Jr.
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