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Library, Health Department and HIV Task Force Host Community Conversations: AIDS Awareness Dec. 3

Nov 27, 2019

The Cumberland County Public Library, Cumberland County Department of Public Health and the Cumberland County HIV Task Force will host Community Conversations: AIDS Awareness on Dec. 3 at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, at 5:30 p.m. in recognition of World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1. This year’s theme is “Communities Make the Difference.”

There will be a panel discussion about the AIDS crisis in Cumberland County. Panelists will discuss AIDS awareness, advancements in treatments and local resources to help overcome the stigma and discrimination that people with AIDS often face. Panelists are retired Chaplain Diana Smith, Cape Fear Regional Bureau for Community Action Community Health Advocate Eric Murray, HIV Task Force Chairman Troy Williams and Department of Public Health CDC Specialist Amichia Gainey-Jones.  

For more information, contact Librarian Jay Goldstein at 910-483-7727 ext. 1362 or, or Phyllis McLymore, Public Health Educator, at 910-433-3890 or


The Cumberland County Department of Public Health STD Clinic offers screening, diagnosis, treatment and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. HIV/AIDS testing and counseling are free. The STD clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-ins are accepted. Call 910-433-3600 to make an appointment.

For more information on HIV/AIDS prevention, contact the Cumberland County Department of Public Health at 910-433-3980.