Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Commemorations Being Held Across Globe For World AIDS Day

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Commemorations Being Held Across Globe For World AIDS Day
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Commemorations are being held across the globe Saturday in honor of World AIDS Day.

A red ribbon and parts of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are hanging at the White House.

President Barack Obama says the U.S. remains committed to fighting the disease, and health officials say progress is being made.

It's estimated that 50,000 Americans are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, every year.

In New York City, students and teachers at Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School made their own AIDS quilt.

The school gets panels from around the world. Each one represents someone who died of HIV or AIDS.

The Gay Men's Health Crisis is offering free HIV testing to the general public at several locations in Manhattan Saturday.

For more information, log on to gmhc.org.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.83.227.191, 23.62.6.93 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP