World AIDS Event Perth

World AIDS Event Perth

May-lin World Aids Day

Our very own May-Lin Dzoro doing what she does best, apart from her valued position at Sage Financial Group, May-Lin is the African Youth Ambassador and recently performed the MC role at the World AIDS event here in Perth, and had this to say;

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Over the weekend I had the honour of being MC at the World AIDS Day event for this year organised by the Metropolitan Migrant and Resource Centre, the WA AIDS Council, Love Game Perth, From Nothing to Something Movement (FNTS) and my good friend Sakhile (Zimbomuse).

One of the most difficult things about HIV and AIDS is that there is little dialogue about it probably due to people misunderstanding or even not knowing about it. Not to take away from the seriousness of diseases such as cancer which have been widely publicised with much research going into them, but as at end of 2014 there are 36.9 million people living with HIV and Australia makes up 27,150 of those people with 1,081 new infections recorded last year alone.

Our hope is to get more people talking, more people involved to fight against this disease that has been around for decades and fittingly so, the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is

“Getting to ZERO

  ZERO new HIV infections.

  ZERO discrimination.

  ZERO AIDS related deaths”.

Written by May-Lin Dzoro of Sage Financial Group