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Aids Ribbon

UTSA AIDS Awareness Week is Nov. 27-Dec. 1

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Nov. 22, 2006)--UTSA Student Health Services and the student organization SHADES (Sexual Health Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Students) will host several events at the 1604 and Downtown campuses from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 during World AIDS Awareness Week. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. The events are free and open to the public.

Events include an awareness expo, a photo exhibit, an AIDS quilt, a dramatic performance and a candlelight memorial service.

View the schedule of events below. For more information, contact Howaida Werfelli or Barbara Reyes at (210) 458-4142.

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UTSA World AIDS Awareness Week

Monday, November 27 to Thursday, Nov. 30
World AIDS Awareness Quilt
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sombrilla Plaza, 1604 Campus

Wednesday, Nov. 29
World AIDS Awareness Expo and Photo Exhibit: "The Fight Against AIDS"
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Frio Street Building commons, Downtown Campus

Thursday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 1
Photo Exhibit: "The Fight against AIDS"
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences paseo, 1604 Campus

Thursday, Nov. 30
World AIDS Awareness Expo
10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Humanities and Social Sciences Building galleria, 1604 Campus

Thursday, Nov. 30
Open Forum: HIV/AIDS: Voice Your Concerns
Begins with performance by the FACES drama troupe
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sombrilla Plaza, 1604 Campus

Thursday, Nov. 30
Candlelight Memorial: Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sombrilla Plaza, 1604 Campus

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HIV/AIDS resources

  • The AIDS epidemic is a global emergency that affects people in every country. UNAIDS estimates that, by the end of 2005, a total of 25 million people had died of AIDS since it was first recognized in 1981. In 2005, some 38.6 million people were living with HIV, 4.1 million people were newly infected and 2.8 million people lost their lives.
  • Approximately 95 percent of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. Today, HIV is a threat to men, women and children around the world.
  • The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness worn by people year-round to demonstrate concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment.

    How the UTSA community can support World AIDS Awareness Week

  • Learn about HIV and AIDS.
  • Wear a red ribbon and ask others to do the same.
  • Protect yourself and your partners -- this is the first and best way to stop the spread of HIV.
  • If you are worried -- get tested.

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