Jersey City hospital, health groups hold World AIDS Day walk (PHOTOS)

By Mak Ojutiku | The Jersey Journal
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health and other local health entities joined together yesterday for an HIV/AIDS awareness walk through the streets of Jersey City.

The walk, which was also sponsored by the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services and the Jersey City AIDS Task Force, was held to commemorate World AIDS Day — a day designated to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, and also to remember those who have died from these afflictions.

The walk began at the Jersey City Medical Center on Grand Street and finished at City Hall at 280 Grove St.

A program was held at City Hall at the conclusion of the walk. The ceremony included memorial services for victims of AIDS. Speakers at the program included Dr. Adriana Grigoriu, the chief of Infectious Disease for Jersey City Medical Center, and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Marcos Vigil.

Click through the above gallery for a look at the walk and the ceremony.

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