Pagentry, diversity mark Davao World AIDS Day event

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December0 — City officials, non-government
organizations, other groups and even business establishments yesterday
commemorated World AIDS Day with much fanfare, if only to draw public
attention to a problem that cuts across all ages and classes.

The international theme of this year’s commemoration was “Stop AIDS
Keep the Promise”. But the local theme is more specific: “Palapdon ug
palig-onon ang pagbatok sa STI, HIV, ug AIDS” (Widen and strengthen
the fight against Sexually Transmitted diseases, Human
immunodeficiency virus, and AIDS).

Eighty vehicles and almost a thousand people, young and old and from
all genders, joined the parade which organizers said was the biggest
in years.

Red, from the anti-AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
movement’s red-ribbon symbol, was the color of the event.Read full story here.

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