Hundreds walk for HIV/AIDS awareness

Hundreds walk for HIV/AIDS awareness
REGINA- Hundreds of people took the streets of Regina Sunday in support of those impacted by HIV or AIDS.The 20th annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life drew in over 200 people who want to keep HIV and AIDS awareness top of mind.HIV and AIDS has achieved significant national awareness, but more is needed, particularly here in Saskatchewan: the province has had the highest rate of infection per capita for the last five years.“When we think about other provinces, British Columbia and the downtown east side, they’ve had HIV for many years but we’re still much higher in terms of rate per capita,” said Susanne Nasewich from the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. “It’s not something we should be proud of and it’s not something many people are aware of either.”Across Canada, more than 65,000 people have HIV.  Around the world more than 40...