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UTSA to host World AIDS Day events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

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(Nov. 23, 2009)--UTSA Student Health Services will host World AIDS Day events Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1. Activities will include a poetry slam, free HIV testing, awareness expo, candlelight vigil, music and a photo booth where students will get the chance to personalize a statement on how they will "face" HIV/AIDS. The events are free and open to the public.

World AIDS Day is an international awareness day that unites people from around the world to bring attention to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. This year's event marks the 21st anniversary of World AIDS Day.

"There are a number of ways the UTSA community can support HIV/AIDS awareness," said Howaida Werfelli, UTSA health education coordinator. "We can raise awareness about sexually transmitted infection, increase knowledge and help our fellow Roadrunners become empowered to make safe and responsible decisions."

As part of World AIDS Day, UTSA Student Health Services will offer free HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both the Main and Downtown campus health centers.

"Getting tested is always a good idea. It's better to know your status than not to know," said Werfelli.

>> View a statistical profile of HIV/AIDS in Texas from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PDF document).

World AIDS Day at UTSA is sponsored by Student Health Services' SHADES peer education program. SHADES (Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drug Education for Students) is sponsored by the Minority Education Initiative (MEI). The MEI program is funded by federal support from SAMHSA Department of Health and Human Services through funding from McFarland and Associates Inc.

For more information, contact Howaida Werfelli at 210-458-6810.

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UTSA World AIDS Day activities, Monday, Nov. 30

Main Campus

  • World AIDS Day Poetry Slam
    Fountain courtyard in front of Starbucks, 7-9 p.m.
    Original poetry, short stories, personal narratives, live music, refreshments, giveaways

UTSA World AIDS Day activities, Tuesday, Dec. 1

Main Campus

  • World AIDS Day Expo
    Sombrilla Plaza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • World AIDS Candlelight Vigil
    University Center Paseo, 7-9 p.m.
    In honor of those suffering from or who have died of HIV/AIDS
    Music by local performers Michelle Peters Band, Dual Prophets and Jonathan Moody Band, refreshments, giveaways
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