South Korea: AIDS Concert Warms Up Chilly Evening
September 13, 2006
On a chilly Saturday evening at I'Parkmall's outdoor auditorium, about 700 people showed up at the AIDS benefit NJ Music Festival to help raise money and awareness about the disease. "AIDS is preventable," said chief organizer Ainsley Ji, CEO of NJ Enterprises. "So education about AIDS is vitally important." The funds raised had not been determined by press time, but proceeds will go to the Korea UNAIDS Information Support Center to help disseminate HIV prevention information. About 600 people contract HIV annually in South Korea, which has recorded a total of 3,830 HIV cases. HIV prevalence is higher among foreigners, who comprised half the audience, than among Koreans. The UNAIDS center offers free, anonymous tests and counseling for foreigners.
09.13.2006; Toney MacGregor
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.