Artistes in Direct Support presents the 26th edition of ‘The Flame and the Ribbon’, a packed program inclusive of a play, song and dance at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) this evening in commemoration of World AIDS Day.
The one-act play made its debut in 1992 and has since become an annual event bringing about awareness of HIV and AIDS. This year, in keeping with the World AIDS Day theme, ‘Know Your Status,’ the production is titled ‘Knowing is Caring’. The production is supported by UNAIDS and the Ministry of Public Health’s National AIDS Programme.
The play is about a young girl who contracted HIV but didn’t want to know her status. However, she had the support of her mother, who was already tasked with being a single parent and the support of her godmother and members of her community who tried persuading her to get tested…..