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CHHS recognizes National HIV/AIDS awareness month

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World HIV/AIDS Month is observed in December as a time of solidarity for people around the world who are affected by the disease.  

In honor of the  awareness month, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Jaguar’s Student Health Ambassadors and staff will share educational resources and information to promote positive sexual health, and STDs and HIV awareness and testing on Dec. 15 in D-building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

This event comes as more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., with more than 35,000 new infections occurring each year. Though these numbers are down from a decade ago, they are still striking, Dr. Tonya Roberson, Director of Community Engagement, Program Development and Academic Support for CHHS said.   

“Some people think they can’t contract HIV or AIDS, while others might think it’s a death sentence,” Roberson said. “We see this as an opportunity to help debunk common myths and increase awareness and facts about safe practices so people can be more careful and so we can work to decrease infection rates,” she said.  

For more information, contact Dr. Roberson at