Posted: Nov 30, 2010 5:41 PM by Greg Boyce
World AIDS Day will be observed tomorrow at Pine Creek High School at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Southern Colorado AIDS Project and the Eyes Wide Open Program at Pine Creek.
The program will include local high school students, individuals and families impacted by AIDS.
On display at the reception are two quilt sections from the National AIDS Memorial Quilt. Each quilt section is comprised of separate panels made by Colorado Springs residents. The Centers for Disease Control estimates there are 56,000 new infections each year in the United States.
In Colorado, more than 10,500 individuals are living with HIV/AIDS and it is estimated thousands more are infected but are not aware of their status.