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Bedford's Historic Town Bridge Turns Red to Mark World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020 5:18 PM

Bedford Town Bridge Lit Up in Red for World AIDS DayToday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, and Bedford Borough Council has lit up Bedford's historic town bridge in red to mark the occasion.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Over 103,800 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. You can read more about World Aids Day and why it continues to be so important in the fight agains Aids at www.worldaidsday.org

You can see more photos of Town Bridge glowing red on Mayor Dave Hodgson's Facebook page, where he has commented: "This evening we have lit the Town Bridge red for #WorldAIDSDay.

We remember those who have died of AIDS and stand with those living with HIV today.
#RockTheRibbon"
You can contact your local iCaSH clinic for advice on HIV tests on 0300 300 3030, or for a FREE STI Express Test kit visit: https://bit.ly/33ACgdT