Hugs don’t give you AIDS

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As part of its World AIDS Day celebrations on December 1, AIDS Vancouver volunteers will be out giving out free hugs.

redribbon-globe“This is just one way of raising awareness around the fact that HIV is a difficult infection to transmit- you can’t get HIV from a hug,” says AIDS Vancouver on their website.

At the Granville and Burrard Skytrain stations from 10am to 6pm, volunteers can be identified by their red ribbon scarves.

About AIDS Vancouver

AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada and in response to the growing need for community health organizations to support individuals vulnerable to the epidemic. Today, over 7,000 people from all over the world are annually accessing some form of service provided by AIDS Vancouver.  AIDS Vancouver continues to respond to the ongoing changing and challenging health care environment of HIV/AIDS.  Visit for more information.

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