[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.