Paris City Hall Launches AIDS Awareness Campaign With Message, ‘We’re Still Dying of AIDS in Paris’
Paris City Hall today is launching a new AIDS awareness campaign with the message, "We're still dying of AIDS in Paris," the Associated Press reports. Posters of "familiar" street maps will be hung around the city's 20 neighborhoods to remind Parisians to fight complacency in the battle against HIV/AIDS. The locator maps, which show a bull's eye marking the reader's location, instead have the message, "You are no longer here." Paris is the city with the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in France, representing 48% of the country's approximately 175,000 cases. "If recent medical discoveries have raised new hopes, the sickness is unfortunately still present and the virus is as transmissible as ever," a statement from City Hall said (Associated Press, 2/17).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.