Rochester, NY (WROC)--Monday marked the 26th Annual World AIDS Day. The 2014 theme was "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation." Every year, the goal is to raise awareness about the deadly disease. According to Trillium Health Senior Vice President, Dr. William Valenti, there are an estimated 500 HIV Positive cases in the Rochester region that are going untreated because people won't get tested. "There's the risk of continuing to transmit HIV to other people," Valenti explained. "So, we really need to get out there, and work a little harder at bringing people in and finding ways to keep them in care."
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers agreed. The UR Center for AIDS Research is hosting a scientific symposium in honor of World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 2nd. For more information, click here.
For more information on World AIDS Day, click here.