World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, and Boston University students are showing their support. Be sure to WEAR RED on Dec. 1 and check out these events:

Dec. 1st:
Documentary: The Lazarus Effect, a film depicting the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs in Zambia. Sister Sheila, who works with HIV positive women in South Africa, will lead a discussion about HIV in developing countries following the film.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Howard Thurman Center
GSU Basement

Panel Discussion: The Face of AIDS In Boston. Panelists will discuss the social implications of living with the disease in one of the largest cities in the United States.
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Conference Auditorium
GSU 2nd floor

Candlelit Vigil: Remember those who have been lost throughout the years.
5:00 p.m.
BU Beach

Free Rapid HIV Testing
1:00-4:00 p.m.
GSU third floor

Dec. 2nd:
Free Rapid HIV Testing
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
GSU third floor

Spotlight Speaker: Mark, owner of a video production company and former camper at Camp Heartland, a summer camp for HIV positive youth, will be speaking about the struggles of living with HIV.
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Conference Auditorium
GSU 2nd Floor

More Information about Mark:
As someone living with hemophilia, Hepatitis C, and HIV, the hardest thing for Mark was not being able to talk to anyone, afraid of what people would think and losing friends. He gained the courage to speak about his experiences as a camper then a counselor at Camp Heartland, one of Dance Marathon’s charities for kids with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

He has since started his own video production company, Markie Z Productions. He also works full time for AHF, a homecare pharmacy for hemophiliacs and people who are immune-compromised.

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