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News Release - Manitoba

December 1, 2011

A MESSAGE FROM PREMIER GREG SELINGER ON WORLD AIDS DAY



In recent years, we have made great strides in treating HIV-AIDS including changing perceptions of people living with the disease.

World AIDS Day helps draw attention to the fact the disease can be prevented and reminds us that HIV-AIDS is an infection that can affect anyone, anywhere in the world.  It also provides hope for people living with HIV-AIDS, as science continues to discover better ways to manage and eventually prevent its spread.

The Manitoba government continues to provide direct services to those living with HIV-AIDS and public awareness programs about prevention.  We also work with regional health authorities and independent provincial health agencies to provide rapid HIV testing and treatment, and to teach young people good sexual health habits that can prevent sexually transmitted infections. 

I encourage all Manitobans to observe World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, this year and every year.  Wear the red ribbon that tells others you know the biggest threat is our silence.  Talk about HIV-AIDS and do your part to support organizations that fund HIV research into prevention, treatment and cures.  Join others across the province, the country and the globe to raise awareness, combat prejudice and support people living with HIV-AIDS.

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