“Respect & Protect.” This is the motto of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), the organization helping to spread the facts about HIV/AIDS on December 1, which is World AIDS Day.
According to the NAT’s international statistics, there are approximately 33 million people worldwide living with HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS. With such alarming statistics, it’s important to understand the facts, and to understand how you can protect yourself and others from the spread of this disease.
On December 1, Kutztown University student organizations will be hosting events to create HIV/AIDS awareness. This includes a table in the SUB, and joining together to create a human red ribbon. These are events no student, staff, or faculty member should miss as they are important educational tools that can save lives. They not only teach you how to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS, but to respect those who have the disease as well.
Stop by the table in the SUB, check out the World AIDS Day Website, and read some books the Rohrbach Library has so you can learn the facts and have some common myths about the disease busted. It is only through education that everyone will learn how to truly respect and protect themselves and others from this worldwide epidemic.