ASC Campus plans events during AIDS Awareness Week

(11-14-2011)

Prevention of HIV and AIDS infection motivates the Adams State College campus and other community organizations to plan AIDS Awareness Week from November 28 through December 1, including displaying the AIDS Quilts in the Student Union Building (SUB) Mall Court throughout the week. An AIDS video and vigil are planned from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

The movie "Rent" will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Student Life Center, located in the SUB. A discussion will follow the movie.

Throughout the four days, free condoms and information about sexually transmitted diseases will be available, at no cost, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Student Union Building. HIV testing will be from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the third floor of the SUB.

HIV and AIDs have been hugely impactful to world health for over thirty years. Nearly everyone has been touched in some way by this issue, which reached pandemic proportions at its height. Although progress is being made, HIV and AIDs remain among the most urgent humanitarian concerns of our day. Because of this, it is important to keep this issue alive in the public consciousness.

AIDS Awareness Week is sponsored by Valley Wide Health Systems, SLV Mental Health Center, SLV Regional Medical Center, SLV AHEC (Area Health Education Center), Adams State Counseling and Career Center, Adams State Cross Cultural Center, Southern Colorado AIDS Project.

For more information call 719-587-7226