HIV Aids awareness and remembrance ceremony held in Springfield

Aids is preventable when it's discovered by early testing

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A somber reminder that people are still dying from HIV Aids in Springfield. For the 27th consecutive year activists gathered at the Mason square veterans memorial to form a human chain of awareness.

new-north-human-chain-2The New North Citizens council has joined leaders of the Mason square neighborhood in their fight to eradicate Aids.

Jay Griffin, Mason Square neighborhood activist, told 22News, “We’ve noticed that through education the transfer of HIV virus has declined. It’s not over but it has declined so our efforts are paying off.”

Participants pledged solidarity in the struggle against the disease at this remembrance ceremony. Citizen’s council educators say Aids is preventable when it’s discovered by early testing.