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LOCAL PR FIRM TO COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY PORTER/NOVELLI TO DISPLAY 75 GIANT RED RIBBONS IN ITS DOWNTOWN OFFICE

 WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington office of public relations firm Porter/Novelli will commemorate World AIDS Day this Wednesday by placing three-foot red ribbons in all 75 windows of its Connecticut Avenue office. Porter/Novelli, which has been a pioneer in AIDS education programs, hopes to help increase awareness in the nation's capital of AIDS as both a local and global challenge.
 Ribbons in Porter/Novelli's 11th floor windows can be seen from Connecticut Avenue, 18th Street, and L Street beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1. Porter/Novelli's Washington office is located in the Bender Building at 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
 "Every business should play a role in AIDS awareness," said Steve Rabin, general manager of the Washington office. "Participation in the observation of World AIDS Day is crucial to help enforce HIV/AIDS prevention messages and projects."
 Porter/Novelli's 60-person staff is encouraged to take part in various volunteer efforts to help the fight against AIDS. For the past two years, a team of staff members has participated in the Whitman- Walker Clinic's AIDSWalk. More recently, a group of Porter/Novelli staff helped create the condom awareness advertising campaign for the Whitman-Walker Clinic.
 Across the country, the American Association for World Health, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), its western regional affiliate the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is coordinating World AIDS Day observations.
 World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for groups and organizations to sponsor activities to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and reinforce AIDS prevention activities. The worldwide effort to meet the challenge of AIDS will be strengthened by stressing how critical it is for individuals and communities to pledge themselves fully to the fight against AIDS. In addition, World AIDS Day will continue to promote support care for all HIV infected persons and people with AIDS, their families and friends, and help combat discrimination and isolation.
 As of mid-1993, WHO estimated that 14 million men, women, and children worldwide had been infected with HIV and that over 2.5 million of them had developed AIDS. In the Washington metropolitan area, as of March 31, 1993, according to figures from the Whitman-Walker Clinic, 2,857 people had been diagnosed with AIDS, and 4,983 had died.
 Porter/Novelli, with offices in Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston is a leading U.S. public relations firm and is part of a worldwide network of public relations firms in the Omnicom PR Network.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Allman or Amy Jones of Porter/Novelli, 202-973-5800/


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