World AIDS Day Focuses on HIV Prevention

Syracuse, NY – Sunday is World AIDS Day.

It's a time to remember those who have died from the disease, support those living with HIV, and spread the word about how to prevent becoming infected.

Michael Crinnin of the group "AIDS Community Resources" says his agency will be working with churches to help spread the word.

He says it's only fitting since this year's celebration falls on a Sunday.

Crinnin says churches could play a key role in disseminating accurate information about AIDS.

He says many myths about HIV and AIDS still prevail. He says the perception of AIDS as a "gay man's" disease is one example.

Crinnin says the number of women becoming infected with HIV increases every year.

CLICK on the icon above to hear more from Michael Crinnin about how churches will play a role in preventing HIV infection among parishoners.