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      Governor Dayton proclaims World AIDS Day in Minnesota

      Posted on December 01, 2011 at 8:27 AM

      Governor Dayton has proclaimed December 1, 2011, as World AIDS Day in Minnesota, calling attention to the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and the impact that HIV/AIDS has had in the state and around the world.

      In commemoration, a variety of HIV testing and public awareness events are scheduled in Minnesota for the day and through the month of December. This is the 24th time Minnesota has taken part in World AIDS Day. 

      "World AIDS Day remains a critical observance for us and the world," said Peter Carr, director of the STD and HIV Section, Minnesota Department of Health.

      The proclamation notes that "Minnesotans are encouraged to educate themselves about the risks of HIV, know their HIV status through testing, get care if infected, and demonstrate compassion for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS."

      To read the proclamation, click here.

      To read the Minnesota Department Of Health's full announcement, click here.