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Photo: AIDS Advocates Protest Hershey Over AIDS Discrimination, Says AHF




 

Business Wire - January 24, 2012

HERSHEY, Pa. - Today, spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), AIDS advocates protested outside the Hershey Company headquarters in Hershey, Pennsylvania, over the "unacceptable" rejection of a 13-year-old boy for enrollment at Milton Hershey School due to his HIV-positive status.

Carrying signs and banners that said "No Kisses for Hershey: www.EndHIVStigma.org," advocates demanded that the Hershey Company -- which is the primary funder of the school -- denounce the discrimination and immediately facilitate the boy's enrollment.

Chants included: "Hershey School, don't be cruel, let the child in your school!" "Hershey School: educate, don't discriminate!" and "Hey, Hey! Ho! Ho! HIV Stigma has got to go!" AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 123,000 individuals in 26 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. www.aidshealth.org Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50144134&lang=en Contacts AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lori Yeghiayan Friedman, Cell: 323-377-4312 Assoc. Dir. of Communications loriy@aidshealth.org or AIDS Healthcare Foundation Jessica Reinhart, Cell: 323-203-6146 Grassroots Community Manager jessica.reinhart@aidshealth.org



 


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