TNCC Observes World AIDS Day with Activities to Raise Awareness


Published: November 30, 2011

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will host a series of activities in observance of World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1. Hampton campus activities take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall and the observance is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Commons on the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. Activities are free and open to the public.

Coordinated by Self Protection Awareness of Newport News through TNCC’s Student Activities office, the day will include free HIV testing for the first 30 attendees provided the AIDS Fund, an informative slideshow presentation and door prizes. Red ribbons, risk reduction supplies and educational material will also be available.

First observed on Dec. 1, 1988, World AIDS Day aims to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education about HIV and AIDS. TNCC’s Student Affairs Coordinator Kadisia Archer said World AIDS Day is vital to keeping the HIV and AIDS epidemics on peoples’ minds worldwide by spotlighting the fact that these debilitating illnesses are still prevalent.

For more information about World AIDS Day, contact Perlie Jett of Self Protection Awareness at (757) 593-3531. Visit www.tncc.edu to learn more about Student Activities.

 



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