Colleges, AIDS services recognize World AIDS Day
By DYANA BAGBY
Metro Atlanta continues to rank in the top five cities in the nation for the highest rates of new HIV infections, while Georgia, in 2013, was the state with the second-most new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Numerous events are taking place across Atlanta and Georgia to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 and to raise awareness.
* All events are on Dec. 1 unless otherwise noted.
The Strategy to End AIDS in Fulton County,
John Joan Garner Fulton County Task Force on HIV/AIDS
and the with live music, vendors, education 5:30–8 p.m. Mary Ross Park Bay & Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 www.gachd.org
Georgia Department of Public Health District 4 free HIV testing
(Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties) Various times and locations www.district4health.org/clinic-sites
Lelavision, Moving in the Spirit and Mausiki Scales and metro Atlanta universities
present a full day of artistry, education and free HIV testing throughout Atlanta 10–11 a.m.—Collegiate World AIDS Day Kickoff at Emory University with performances by Mausiki Scales & Common Ground Collective and Emory Dance, followed by speakers. Also on display on the Emory Quad will be the largest collegiate collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Emory Atwood Chemistry Center, 1515 Dickey Drive
Ethics Panel on HIV/AIDS Stigma and Disease: “Can We Eradicate HIV/AIDS?”
Performance by 1:30 p.m. Clark Atlanta University Student Center 223 James P. Brawley Drive NW
Healthy Love Workshop for AUC students by Sister Love
4:30 p.m. Morehouse College, Forbes Arena, 833 Fair St.
Collegiate World AIDS Day Finale Rally. Masonia Traylor, Rev. Duncan
AIDS Ambassador; Morehouse College;
professor of psychology at Morehouse College;
senior field organizer for Georgia Equality; and
of Rise Multimedia. The rally will be live webcast at rise4war.com/ broadcasts 7 p.m. Morehouse College Morehouse Sale Hall, 830 Westview Drive SW
Teague, Sinead Younge,
Smith Free HIV testing for students Georgia State University
10 a.m.–2 p.m. GSU Student Recreation Center healthpromotion.gsu.edu