Wright State to mark World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day, Wright State will host a special event promoting AIDS awareness in the Millett Hall Atrium, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. The event is free and open to the public.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people around the world to speak out against the disease that has claimed the lives of many. Students, staff, faculty will show their support for those living with HIV, commemorate those who have died and raise awareness to prevent future infections.

Anyone attending has the option of taking a fast, free and confidential HIV test. AIDS information and safe-sex kits will also be given away. The Bolinga Center, located in the Millett Hall Atrium, will show movies about AIDS.

“We are trying to make the whole day informative for everybody,” said Marlese Durr, Ph.D., professor of sociology and anthropology.

Students from Durr’s Sex, Drugs & HIV sociology course have prepared displays and surveys for the event. The displays will inform those unfamiliar with the disease and demonstrate the importance of preventing the spread of AIDS.

“My class will be working with Rainbow Alliance and the Multicultural Center to educate Wright State students about AIDS,” said Durr. “Since sex trafficking has a lot to do with the spread of the disease, many of my students will be discussing that.”

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