'Living with Hope' event promotes AIDS/HIV awareness

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One local organization is working to educate the community and grow the conversation about AIDS and HIV.

The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation meets every Tuesday, asking friends, family to show their support for people who suffer from HIV and AIDS.

According to the organization, there are more than 2,300 people locally living with the illnesses. Tuesday night's meeting was about how people talk about HIV and AIDS and some of the misconceptions they have about the illness.

"So many those myths are still out there still embedded people's minds because they don't know any different," said founder and CEO Jeremy Scott Hobbs. "That is why better way foundations is they to do each and every day and make sure that we educate our community about."

The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation says it has been helping people with HIV and AIDS find information and care for the past seven years.

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