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HIV, AIDS conference focuses on prevention
There's a good chance you know someone dealing with HIV or AIDS.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2012, Jefferson County was one of the top 10 in the state for the rate of people with HIV and AIDS infection.
Today, the Triangle AIDS Network is talking to the community about the latest in care and prevention.
The network hosted its 26th annual HIV and AIDS conference in Beaumont.
Significant advances in treatment have turned the disease into a chronic illness rather than a death sentence, but a coordinator for the network says there is still a stigma.
They stressed the importance of getting people to seek care and continue treatment.
The Triangle AIDS Network will host its annual fundraiser, Paint the Town Red, in November.