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Mayor's breakfast held to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day

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The fight continues against AIDS and HIV. 50,000 new infections are reported each year.

Friday morning the World AIDS Day Detroit Mayors Breakfast was held at The Fillmore in Detroit to raise awareness about the continuing fight.

"We're trying to get to a place where we have no new HIV infections, that people aren't dying of AIDS-related deaths and where we live in a kinder, gentler world without discrimination," says Phillip Kucab, founder of World AIDS Day Detroit.

In the U.S., one out of every 200 people has HIV, but here in Detroit the rate is three times that. About a quarter of those people don't know they carry the virus. They key is to get tested.

The CDC recommends everybody should get an HIV test once a year.

Fox 2's Amy Lange emceed the breakfast. Kimberley Locke, advocate for people impacted by HIV/AIDS and American Idol finalist, also spoke and performed.

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