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Oct. 16, 2001 – The local World AIDS Day Committee invites the V. I. public to attend a planning meeting for the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day, being held in tandem with events all over the world.
This year the theme is "I care. Do you? Youth and HIV for the 21st Century." The committee invites agencies and organizations, most especially groups that work with youth, to be part of the culminating Dec. 1 event. The next planning meeting is Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the old Police Records Room, second floor of Nisky Center.
Jason Henry of the American Red Cross wants lots of ideas for the Day – invited celebrities, interfaith sessions, health testing, more. He says, "Now is the time for groups to get together and plan." For more information contact Henry at 774-0375.
World AIDS Day was first held in 1988, with the purpose of opening channels of communication, strengthening information, and forging a spirit of social tolerance, according to the official Internet site at http://www.avert.org.
Since then the Day has received the support of the World Health Assembly, the United Nations system, and governments, communities and individuals worldwide. It is the only international day of coordinated action against AIDS.

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