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Columbus Public Health to Join Community Event and Go (RED) for World AIDS Day

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November 30, 2017                                                                      



Kelli Newman Myers              614-645-7213              [email protected]




Columbus Public Health to Join Community Event and Go (RED) for World AIDS Day

Special Event and Illumination Raise Awareness and Celebrate Those Living with HIV 


WHAT:           A World AIDS Day community event on December 1 to raise awareness, to remember those who have passed due to AIDS-related complications, and to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of people living with HIV. The iconic Columbus Public Health building also will go (RED) in honor of World AIDS Day.


WHO:              Columbus Public Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital-FACES Clinic, Equitas Health, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the OSU Student Wellness Center


DETAILS:       World AIDS Day Community Event

                        Dec. 1, 2017

                        6-9 p.m. – Nationwide Children’s Hospital-Baxter Auditorium (700 Children’s Dr.)


                        Illumination of Columbus Public Health Building

                        Dusk -- Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.)



The World AIDS Day community event will feature guest speakers, including Columbus City Councilmember Shannon Hardin, song, dance, spoken word, poetry and art. All are welcome to attend.


Columbus Public Health is working to protect health and improve lives by reducing HIV infections in our community. CPH offers: education and confidential, anonymous testing at the Sexual Health Clinic and community sites around Columbus; linkage to care for those living with HIV/AIDS; and, community outreach, education, screening and referrals for young adults (ages 14-25) addressing HIV, sexual health, alcohol and other drug use issues.

For additional information, visit Columbus Public Health at or FacebookTwitter.