translated from Spanish: Morelia government conducts HIV/AIDS prevention campaign

Morelia, Michoacán.- With the aim of generating a culture of non-discrimination, the Municipal Citizen Security Commission of Morelia, together with sexual diversity groups, the business sector and state authorities, started the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign, within the framework of World AIDS Day under the slogan «Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility» in Melchor Ocampo Square, in which a white flag with the red bow of support was built, as reported in a statement.
The Municipal Commissioner for Citizen Security, Julisa Suárez Bucio, stressed that for the Government of Morelia headed by the president, Raúl Morón Orozco, the issue of prevention, information and promotion of the culture of non-discrimination against HIV is of paramount importance, expressing that the issue of health is no exception and that it is a real problem that brings with it vulnerability to certain groups of society when the whole population may be at risk of contracting this syndrome or virus.
In that regard, it stressed that the Commission in its charge will continue to support these initiatives that make the problem visible and through the Morelia Police, through the networks of citizen participation that are available in the different colonies in the municipality, these actions will be replicated.
Likewise, the Director of Municipal Health, Daniela Díaz Durán, said that the commemoration of this date, its purpose is to avoid discrimination and according to figures from the Secretariat of Health of the state, 237 people have been detected in the entity so far in 2020, so it is important to prevent and that the population take the measures, attend the campaigns of timely detection, as well as avoid discrimination by remembering that coexistence is not related to contagion.
Finally, the president of the Canacintra morelia delegation, Abelardo Pérez Estrada, spoke out for raising awareness from society and assured that greater working conditions, spaces and inclusive sources of work for all people will be generated from the business sector.
For its part, the Government of Morelia has a permanent campaign of rapid testing in HIV screening for free at the Municipal Institute of Women for Substantive Equality (IMUJERIS), located in Av. of Maestro 238, Matamoros colony, in its modules of attention to the public of Villas del Pedregal and the Morelos tenure, the Victim Care Center of the Historic Center (former central) at a time from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.
In addition, this first of December will be illuminated in color of the red ribbon, the source of the Tarascas and the Municipal Palace, as an international symbol designed to show support for the fight against AIDS and to stand in solidarity with the victims of the disease and HIV carriers, in order to have a commemorative event in Plaza Valladolid, in which around the source will light candles with the name of people who lost the battle against the disease.

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