FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yuma World AIDS Day 2012
Thursday, November 15th
“I am My Brother’s/Sister’s keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS”.
Yuma, Arizona: Throughout the year, health departments, community-based organizations, faith organizations, other groups and individuals participate in national and global awareness days to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Once a year, on December 1st, a global commemoration of World AIDS Day remembers the millions of lives lost to this disease, draws attention to the needs of millions more living with HIV/AIDS, promotes education to prevent new infections, honors the progress made in the battle against AIDS, and renews commitments made to tackle the epidemic. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
AIDS has already claimed the lives of more than 25 million people throughout the world, while an estimated 33.2 million live with HIV – alarming numbers highlighting the need to remain vigilant. It is one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. The Yuma World AIDS Day Event is one of many efforts to spread common messages on prevention and increasing the awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among our citizens.
DEC 1ST: Back to the Basics Please, Inc. will be partnering with the Regional Center for Border Health medical mobile unit offering free HIV testing, free condoms, and free information at the San Luis Walk-In Clinic from 10:00 – 12:00 pm and at the front of Del Sol Market, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
San Luis Walk-In Clinic: 1896 E. Babbit Ln, San Luis, AZ (10:00 – 12:00 pm)
Del Sol Market @ Plaza Reidel: 10th Ave and Juan Sanchez Blvd, San Luis, AZ, 85349 (12:00 – 3:00 pm)
The first World AIDS Day was organized by the World Health Organization on December 1, 1988. Originally, the day was organized by UNAIDS. UNAIDS chose a new theme each year after consulting with other HIV/AIDS organizations to determine the most pressing topics. In 2005, UNAIDS officially gave responsibility of World AIDS Day to The World AIDS Campaign (WAC), an independent HIV/AIDS organization.
DEC 4th: Back to the Basics Please, Inc. will be partnering with the Regional Center for Border Health medical mobile unit offering free HIV testing, free condoms, and free information at the Arizona Western College between the AC and LR buildings, facing the 3C building, from 10:00 – 1:00 pm.
Arizona Western College: http://www.azwestern.edu/campus_map.html
About Back to the Basics Please (BTTBP): We are dedicated to bringing more Life Wellness options to our communities. We are committed to furthering HIV education, supporting the families and loved ones affected, with hard and difficult decisions ahead. We will work tirelessly to support the recovery of addiction in all of its forms, keeping our minds forever open to the many paths of victory many have found on this journey called life!
Back to the Basics Please is a non-profit corporation operating under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
About Regional Center for Boarder Health (RCBH): Our Mission is “To improve the availability and accessibility of medical services in Western Arizona and the Arizona-Mexico Border Region, by establishing a comprehensive center for primary care, community outreach and health education.”
The Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. / Western Arizona Area Health Education Center (RCBH / WAHEC) is a licensed Job Training Center by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and Arizona Board of Nursing.
The Regional Center for Border Health, Inc is a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Organization
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