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Florida Department of Health Brings The Faces of HIV to Panama City

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Fifteen Floridians become infected with HIV everyday. Startling numbers when you consider the rate of infection is down 13.5 percent from 2009

Monday, Bay County residents gathered at McKenzie Park for a mobile art exhibit called the Faces of HIV

The Florida Department of Health along with Anson-Stoner brought the mobile exhibit to our area which provides a candid, but revealing glimpse into the lives of Floridians living with HIV.

Laura McKinney with the Florida Department of Health says that it's important to put a face to this disease.

"That HIV has not gone away it's been thirty years HIV does not discriminate and like all these people it's to put a face to this virus because it's a virus so we are trying to put a human face that they are people not statistic and they are living with HIV," says McKinney.

If you would like to experience the faces of HIV, their next stop will be at Gulf Coast State College Tuesday it is open to the public, there is no charge for this exhibit.