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HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

Sun, 9 Feb 2014 7:30 PM - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 3:00 PM

Madison HIV/Aids Awareness is hosting an HIV/AIDS Awareness Week to promote healthy behaviors to prevent the spread of HIV, reduce stigma and misconceptions, and spread awareness of HIV/AIDS at JMU.

Sunday (02/09)- “How to Survive a Plague” Free showing sponsored in part by Valley AIDS Network 7:30pm in Grafton

“How to Survive a Plague” is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.” There will be a short discussion afterwards.

Monday (02/10)- A Boy, A Girl, A Virus and the Relationship That Happened Anyway 7:30pm in HHS 1302

Since 2000, Shawn and Gwenn have been educating together, using their relationship as a way to talk about the issues of sexual health. By combining humor and candor, they’ve successfully engaged tens-of-thousands of college students, and have shared their story with millions of people.

Wednesday (02/12)- “Being Positive” 7:30pm in Transitions

Former JMU Student, Pablo Moulden, will share his experience of being HIV+. A member from Valley AIDS Network will speak about how HIV/AIDS affects our local community and what is being done about it.

Thursday (02/13)- Free HIV Testing Event sponsored in part by AIDS Service Group (ASG) and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority 9:30-3:00p in Transitions

Do you know your status? ASG is providing free HIV antibody tests so you can GET SMART and GET TESTED before Valentine’s Day. Two testing options will be available and the results will be ready within 15-20 minutes after having the test completed. This event will also include additional information about HIV and how to practice safe sex, free condoms, and snacks for participants. So bring your friends, get smart, get tested, and know your status!

If you are unable to attend the testing event but still want to get tested, the University Health Center offers testing for $5.

For additional information about this event, contact

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