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December 30, 2009

Christmas Gifts From NY Students Promote HIV Education

Members from an HIV/AIDS student education group at an alternative school in Buffalo, New York, collected Christmas gifts for an HIV-positive mother and her 10-year-old child, WIVB.com reports.  

The students attend the Academy School @ 44 for grades 7 to 12. The teenagers adopted the family as a way of educating their fellow classmates about HIV/AIDS. The Erie County Medical Center connected the students with the family and delivered the gifts.  

“These are just a few items we put together in little boxes for the family just to be generous,” said Lamere Sims, a member of the student group Peer Educators for HIV/AIDS Awareness, which coordinated the effort.

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