For the past few years, Buddies of Ipoh had been working together with Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun for the annual World Aids Day on 1st December. This year was no different. Although the ID Clinic staff played the major role in organising the event, Buddies did join in by setting up a booth to create awareness among the public.
This year however, in addition to the usual exhibition at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Buddies was also invited to participate in the state level event held on the same day in Kuala Kangsar. The state level event included a forum on the topic of HIV & Discrimination where 3 panelists were invited to talk on the topic from the medical perspective, religious perspective and NGO perspective. Buddies, represented by the vice-chairperson, were invited to represent NGOs.