Medford-based Chembio Diagnostics Inc. says it will be a sponsor of this Sunday’s AIDS Walk New York, the 25th annual staging of the event.

“Not only is Chembio among the walk’s sponsors; company employees will also be participating in this historic walk to raise funds for AIDS research,” the company said in a news release.

Chembio, which produces diagnostic tests, says it is “the only New York-based manufacturer of rapid HIV/AIDS testing products.”

Lawrence Siebert, Chembio's chief executive, said:” “This walk has become a New York tradition, raising money, raising awareness, and raising the spirits of people who are HIV positive and the people who love them. We at Chembio are proud to be a part of it and we invite people of all walks of life to come join us on this historic walk.”
He added, “…Someday, AIDS will be curable -- until that happens, we’ll keep on walking.”

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Chembio markets “point of care” tests, with quickly available results, for use in physicians’ offices, emergency rooms and intensive care units.

Read more of Inside Long Island Business