AN event is to be held at the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield to mark World AIDS Day on Thursday.
There will be a remembrance and celebration, featuring a choir, and refreshments will be available at the Chesterfield Hotel afterwards.
Kevin Guthrie, Community Support and Development Worker for Derbyshire Sexual Health Promotion Service, is encouraging people to get test if they have any doubts about being HIV positive or contracting AIDS.
A new 20-minute rapid test is being offered to high risk groups from Derbyshire Positive Support.
Kevin said: “People need to understand that this isn’t a virus which belongs to gay people or particular ethnic groups.”