York Region recognizes World AIDS Day
York Region and York Regional Council stand with those throughout our communities, Canada and the world affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). We also solemnly remember those we’ve lost.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity to amplify awareness, promote education and advocate for accessible health care to ensure everyone has the tools and support needed to prevent and manage HIV and AIDS. It also serves as a call to action to break down barriers and eradicate stigma and discrimination.
This year’s theme, Let Communities Lead, recognizes that the world can end the AIDS epidemic, with communities leading the way. Community-based organizations are best positioned to build trust and connect those living with, at risk or affected by HIV/AIDS with person-centric public health services.
York Region Public Health has community-based health clinics offering a wide range of testing and treatment services in a confidential, non-judgmental setting, including HIV testing. Clinic services are available at no cost to York Region residents and a health card is not required. Visit york.ca/sexualhealth for more information.
York Region residents are encouraged to learn the facts about HIV and AIDS. Together, we can end the stigma and ensure those living in our communities are supported and cared for.
York Region Chairman and CEO
Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71234 [email protected]