World AIDS Day: December 1

December 1st marks the twenty-second anniversary of World AIDS Day. Here in Minnesota, the occasion will be commemorated with dozens of events, educational exhibits, and free screenings, as well as a lecture on “Why HIV Still Matters” by Peter Carr, director of the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

When: December 1, 2009, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Phillips Wangensteen Building, Room 2-470
516 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455

As Carr notes in an MDH press release, “Nationally, a dangerous trend is emerging among persons between the ages of 13 and 24,” said Carr. “Statistics are showing that persons in this age group are being infected by HIV more so than ever before. We are monitoring this situation very closely in Minnesota.”

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