World AIDS Week

29 11 2011

About 25 million people have died from AIDS since its discovery two decades ago. In an effort to raise awareness and support the cause, several organizations on campus collaborated to kick off World AIDS Week today, November 29.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five of the roughly 1.2 million people infected with HIV are undiagnosed. To counter this, BU World AIDS Week offered free HIV testing today at the GSU from 10am-1pm, and will be providing the free testing the remainder of the week at Student Health Services.

Campus World AIDS Week Events:

Tuesday, November 29
Free HIV Testing
10am-1pm
GSU

Wednesday, November 30
Free HIV TestingStudent Health Services, 3pm-7pm

Thursday, December 1 – World AIDS Day
Free HIV Testing
Student Health Services, 3pm-7pm

GSU Link Takeover
GSU, 9am-5pm
Free condoms, information, and stickers to represent children infected with HIV every day.

Global Meets Local
Law Auditorium, 7:30pm
First person testimonials from HIV/AIDS-infected people in South Africa will be performed.

Friday, December 2
Free HIV Testing
Student Health Services, 2pm-5pm

Coffee and Conversation
Howard Thurman Center, 3pm-5pm
Discussion on HIV/AIDS lead by Dean Elmore and MTV’s Staying Alive campaign senior vice president of social responsibility Georgia Arnold.

 

Read more at BU Today.


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