World AIDS Day 2016

This past Thursday, December 1 marked World AIDS Day, a day in which individuals worldwide are given the opportunity to reflect on the fight against HIV/AIDS while engaging in meaningful dialogue with others. It is also a day to remember those who have died from the disease. 

Captain Amir took over on social media for the day to engage and communicate with our followers about how HIV has impacted his life. As a research scientist advancing the fight against HIV and someone who lost his father to the disease, this conversation is very close to Amir's heart.

We hope that you got a chance to watch Amir's videos on our Instagram story throughout the day. If you missed out, the conversation did not end there. Amir also led a Twitter Chat on Thursday night through our Harlem Run Twitter with the hashtag #HRWorldAIDSDay - encouraging people to ask questions, share memories of lost loved ones, and dispel common myths about HIV/AIDS. Below are some of the excerpts from the Twitter Chat. 




When asked, "What have you heard or what do you know about the impact of HIV/AIDS on your local community?...

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When asked, "What do you believe influences disproportionate rates of HIV infection among specific populations?...


When asked, 'This year's theme for World AIDS Day is 'HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong'. What does that mean to you?'...


Some useful resources if you're looking to learn more...

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Want to read more from the Twitter Chat? Go to our Twitter and continue the conversation! Although World AIDS Day is over, the dialogue is always open. Even if you don't know much about HIV/AIDS, it's never too late to dive into some of the resources above and engage in conversation with the people in your community. 

- HR Captains

 

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