Eastbourne Marks World AIDS Day

Thursday 1st December 2016

eastbourne buzz news - World Aids Day

The clock face of Eastbourne Town Hall will be turn red today (1 December), to mark World AIDS Day.

This afternoon, members of Bourne Out LGBT and supporters of the Terence Higgins Trust, will march from the Town Hall to the seafront at 4.30pm to raise awareness of HIV.

They will be joined by Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, who said, "World Aids Day is about showing support for those who are living with HIV and remembering those who have lost their battle against the disease.

"It is also about making the stigma of HIV a thing of the past because people's attitudes can still sometimes make life hard for those affected by the disease.

"Come and join the procession or wear a red ribbon to show your support."

More than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus, and since the virus was identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or aids.

Red ribbons are available from the Town Hall reception desk.

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