Derry urged to support World AIDS Day

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People in Derry have been urged to mark world Aids Day on Saturday.

Sinn Fein councillor Colly Kelly says people should wear the red ribbon to show solidarity and support “for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.”

“The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness and is used to promote awareness and support of a worthy cause and to remind others of the need for their continued support and commitment,” he says.

“We must constantly be proactive in supporting prevention awareness programmes for HIV in Ireland, these programmes must be sustained and given the proper funding to help reduce the levels of new infections and put in place the support services that are needed for caring for those suffering with HIV.”