Wednesday, November 24, 2010

World AIDS Day is coming Dec. 1

AIDS is still with us.

We all know what it is, but for the record, AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

It poses a threat to men, women and children around the world. The vast majority are from lower- and middle-income countries.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. The theme for this year's event is "Universal Access and Human Rights."

World AIDS Day started in 1988 with the goals of raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education.

Oakland University is hosting a series of events on campus:

  • "Safer Sex Seminar" 12 - 1 p.m. in the Oakland Room in the Oakland Center.
  • "Positive about being positive: A conversation with Todd Heywood About Living with HIV" 5-6 p.m., Oakland Room.
  • HIV/AIDS awareness event "Rogue 3" 8 - 11 p.m. in the Gold Rooms.
Wear a red ribbon to show support.

Related Links: -- claims to be the world's most popular AIDS website

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