County Observes World AIDS Day Thursday

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Montgomery County will commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the second annual World AIDS Day Solidarity for Health Equity Breakfast. The free event honors unsung heroes working to advance health equity in the County and is co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring.

Thursday’s event features an update on the County’s plan to end HIV by 2030 and will honor nominees of the 2022 Solidarity for Health Equity awards.The awards celebrate individuals, organizations and networks who were nominated for their work to alleviate racial, ethnic and other health disparities that impede progress and thwart public health efforts.

The event is part of the County’s push to end its HIV epidemic by 2030 after being named a priority jurisdiction for the Federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in 2020. Dec. 1 marks two years since the county released a plan to end HIV in Montgomery County with strategies to reduce new HIV transmissions by 90 percent in 10 years.

The public is invited to Thursday’s breakfast, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at

Free HIV testing will be provided throughout the day until 7 p.m.

Watch the event streamed live on YouTube starting at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.


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