JMU Students Hold Vigil for World Aids Day

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

On Saturday, people all around the world joined the fight against HIV for World Aids Day.

A group of students in the Valley showed their support for those living with the disease.

Students lit up candles for those living with AIDS and those who died because of it.

One of the organizers said people might not think of aids affecting people in America or even in our community.

That's why they're hearing from people in the valley who are HIV positive like Tinera Calloway.

She said she doesn't want people to be afraid of those living with the disease.

"Everyone should be educated,everyone should be informed so people won't say oh she has AIDS, I don't wanna be near her," Calloway said.

According to Calloway, students can help spread the message to others in the community.

Another speaker said he shared his story to prevent people from becoming infected.

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