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World AIDS Week

December 03, 2010 12:00AM

Students at Pittsburg State University have scheduled a number of events this week in observance of World AIDS Week. Gorillas In Your Midst has teamed up with the Office of Student Prevention & Wellness, Student Health Services and the Crawford County Health Department to sponsor this year's observance.

Activities include the display of sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is on loan from the Tulsa Area Names Project. The quilt is made up of memorial panels dedicated to the memory of loved ones who have died of AIDS. The quilt is on display daily from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through December 3rd in the glass point of Overman Student Center.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, free, anonymous HIV-AIDS testing will be available to PSU students at the Bryant Student Health Center. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen and tested based on appointment availability.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, which is World AIDS Day, Gorillas In Your Midst will place red flags on the Oval as a reminder to students not to be complacent about HIV-AIDS.

Throughout the week, Gorillas In Your Midst is encouraging PSU faculty to include discussion about HIV-AIDS in their classrooms, using both general information and specific talking points on HIV-AIDS provided by Student Prevention & Wellness.

For more information, contact J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or e-mail at

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