More and more people are surviving and living with HIV-AIDS.
The Holyoke Health Center stressed that message during the center’s week-long observance of World Health Day.
The center’s Community Health Program staff provided information on the first-floor lobby of the complex.
They stress that in today’s world, HIV-AIDS patients can live long lives.
“The difference is effective medications,” said Aeryca Steinbauer at the Holyoke Health Center. “This can suppress the virus. People take their medication every day and the life expectancy is normal.”
It’s estimated that more than one million Americans are living with AIDS.
Holyoke Health Center will host a private memorial observance on Friday, to remember those lost to AIDS in western Massachusetts.