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The first World AIDS Day was observed December 1, 1988 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
Today, Montgomery County officials are marking World AIDS Day, with a reminder to residents that there are nearly 3,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the community and that efforts continue to focus on the prevention of new cases. In 2009, there were 150 new cases of HIV in Montgomery County.
“While there have been many advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, we need to focus on making sure that we prevent new cases,” said County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman.