World AIDS Day 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mary Greer Room in Hodges Library
The Center for Health Education & Wellness and the Pride Center are partnering to offer free HIV testing in honor of World AIDS Day.
HIV is still around. The CDC recommends that everyone should get tested at least once. Testing is confidential, results are available in less than 30 minutes, and there are no needles involved.
According to the CDC, young adults aged 20-29 are affected the most, accounting for 37% of all new HIV diagnoses. HIV is more present in the South. In 2015, the South accounted for half of new AIDS diagnoses in the United States.
We can change the stats. Get tested, know your status, and learn how to prevent HIV, and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections).
*Testing is available for students, faculty, and staff. Testing is provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Bring your books or a laptop – it takes about 20 minutes to receive your results.
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day is held on December 1st and is recognized around the world as a time for people to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, unite against stigma, show support for those living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away. It’s a reminder that although treatment has greatly improved, HIV hasn’t gone away and still impacts the lives of many, including young people.