Members of the Oxford County Health Unit will be tying red scarves around trees in Thamesford and Embro.
ZORRA TOWNSHIP - Oxford County Public Health will be honouring World HIV/AIDS day with their Red Scarf Project.
This year they will be in Zorra Township and staff will tie red scarves to trees and lamp posts in the villages of Embro and Thamesford. Public Health Nurse Gayle Milne explains why they use red scarves.
"The red scarves are hand knit by volunteers that we then tie around trees in the community to look like a red ribbon and people are welcome to take them home if they need a warm scarf. So it's kind of a visual for people and also something practical that they can take home. The red scarf signifies the red ribbon that is associated with HIV/AIDS awareness. People in need of a warm scarf are welcome to take one and keep the conversation going about the illness."
Oxford County Public Health will be offering confidential HIV testing at Public Health tomorrow as well from from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.