The World AIDS Day was commemorated in Boracay and Malay on Saturday, December 1st.
Fliers were given away and an orientation was scheduled by the Municipal Health Office (MHO) to prevent the spread of Human Immuno Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
Aside from this, the MHO was also scheduled to go around Boracay to pin red ribbons for the commemoration which had the theme “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.”
In addition, according to Marlo Shoenenberger, the Red Cross Administrator of the Malay-Boracay Chapter, the Red Cross together with Boracay Foundation was planned to conduct a Clean Up Drive at Bolabog on Saturday.
Shoenenberger added that in commemoration of the World AIDS Day, a Blood Letting Activity will be held at Balabag by the Red Cross and the Local Government of Malay on December 5.
He explained that the activity will be in connection to the prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS since in every donated blood, a free examination is included for the donor. The free examination is to make sure the donor is not infected with the disease.