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[author]Story & photos Melissa Hargraves[/author]

In the lead-up to World AIDS Day, ACON Northern Rivers held a well-attended Tantalising Trivia fundraiser in Lismore last Thursday night.

Sexual health featured heavily in the questions, which could have thrown some seasoned trivia contestants.

Q: Can gonorrhoea be cured by antibiotics? A: Yes.

MC Tobin Saunders was the target of giggling guerrilla ‘yarn-bombers’ who garnished his outfit with fabulous knitted adornments before disappearing into the night.

Despite the humour, the evening was a timely reminder of the decades-old prevention message: protect yourself and others by using condoms, never share injection equipment and get tested regularly for STIs and HIV.

Thursday 1 December is World Aids Day. Residents of the Northern Rivers are being urged to show support by purchasing red ribbons or attending memorial, fundraising or awareness-raising events.

A candlelight vigil will be held on Thursday at the Rotunda in Spinks Park, Molesworth Street, Lismore at 7.30pm.

Treatments by the Sea is a free workshop on Saturday 3 December for people living with HIV. Spaces are limited so call 1800 633 637.

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