Flash mob highlights World AIDS Day

Published Sunday, 02 December 2012
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Passengers at Belfast's Central Station have been treated to a flashmob dance to promote AIDS awareness while they waited for their train.

Flash mob highlights World AIDS Day
The flashmob mid-dance at Central Station, Belfast. (© UTV)

The event was staged on World AIDS Day on Saturday.

'Paint The Town Red' was the theme for 2012's global health day and businesses, organisations and members of the public were encouraged to support the cause by featuring the colour red in their day.

This could be in the form of eating or drinking something red or wearing a item of clothing in that colour.

An average of two people a week are diagnosed with the virus in Northern Ireland and the flashmob event was the organised by the charity Positive Life, which supports people living with or affected by HIV in the region.

Formerly known as The HIV Support Centre, the charity's services include a freephone sexual health helpline, a range of workshops and one-to-one and group support sessions.

Organiser Tirzah Pollock told UTV: "World's AIDS Day is obviously a great opportunity to raise awareness and get the public's attention.

EXTERNAL LINKS / CONTACTS
Positive Life telephone: 0800 137 437
"There was no other better way to get the public's attention today than a flashmob and today we achieved that at Central Station."
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