Don't turn your back on AIDS, that's the message being heard throughout Mesa State College and the world on this, World AIDS Day. Each year on December 1st organizations try to bring awareness to this deadly disease that killed five million people worldwide last year alone. At Mesa State College in Grand Junction the day is being observed through a number of events including an awareness fair and a candlelight vigil. Members of the Western Colorado AIDS Project or WESTcap are on hand to provide the latest information on whose most at risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS as well as explain ways of reducing that risk. According to WESTcap there are more than 14–thousand people who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in Colorado and there are five hundred affected families living on the western slope.
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