Vermont CARES Makes a Difference

Vermont CARES (Committee for AIDS Resources, Education and Services) is a non-profit, federal- and state-funded organization that provides support and care for people infected with HIV/AIDS, as well as doing screening testing for over 1200 people a year for the disease and conducting HIV/AIDS educational programs at businesses and schools.

For more than 20 years, the Burlington nonprofit has helped provide Vermonters with HIV/AIDS everything from a ride to the doctor’s office to a new home. Vermont CARES also will pay the rent for an infected individual, if the need arises. The organization held a rally Saturday to show support for more than 450 Vermonters diagnosed with the disease. People at the rally wore red shirts and stood in a ribbon formation at the University of Vermont’s Redstone Campus.

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