Across Canada, more than 65,000 people are living with HIV and New Brunswick currently has about 400 reported cases.
AIDS Moncton wants to create more awareness about HIV and World AIDS Day which is today, December 1st.
Volunteers have donated red scarves to mark the occasion representing red ribbons which are worn on lapels.
AIDS Moncton executive director Debby Warren urges anyone who wants a scarf to take one.
“(Volunteers) have been passing the scarves out and about (in downtown Moncton), so people will find them on park benches, on parking meters and on the deer at city hall. We want people to take them and wear them in support and acknowledgement of World AIDS Day,” she says.
This is the third year for the Red Scarf campaign and Warren says they’ve been getting a positive response from the community.
(91.9 The Bend PHOTO)