HICKORY, N.C. — The AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) will host a World AIDS Day HIV/AIDS awareness event, “Universal Access to Care and Human Rights,” on Dec. 1 at First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave. N.E.

During the day’s programming, it will commemorate those lost and celebrate victories in treatment and prevention services.

A reception will be held at 3 p.m., with a service following at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 828-322-1447, ext. 224, email alfadirect@alfainfo.org or visit alfainfo.org.

Lainey Millen

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