World AIDS Day European HIV Testing Week – Stamp out the Stigma

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Date    28 November 2013
As part of Worlds AIDS Day, Dublin City Council proudly supports the Dublin AIDS Alliance in organising a community gathering this Sunday December 1 at the Front Lounge, Parliament St, Dublin 2, between 3 and 6pm.
As part of Sunday’s event, Dublin AIDS Alliance is uniting with the rest of Europe to create more awareness of HIV testing.  The afternoon will focus on community support, getting tested and stamping out the stigma of AIDS.
 As part of the first ever European HIV Testing Week which takes place 22 – 29 November, Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn will get tested for HIV this Friday, in the Mater Hospital.  Speaking of the campaign, he said: “Dublin as a city is focused on driving the message of HIV Testing to all its visitors and citizens.  I would encourage anyone to take the test and not to feel stigmatised in any way.  Dublin welcomes the testing and is proud to facilitate and support such a vital service”.
For further information contact:
Declan Hayden, Office for Integration, Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office 
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Notes to the Editor:
Dublin AIDS Alliance works to promote HIV and sexual health awareness and provides a range of services including information and advice, counselling, advocacy, community support, outreach and provision of education and training on HIV and sexual health. Dublin City Council are proud to work with Dublin AIDS Alliance in supporting European HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day.