ETSU schedules community vigil for World AIDS Day

Published 9:38 am Monday, December 2, 2019

HIV screenings and awareness discussion part of ‘Communities Make the Difference’

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University will honor World AIDS Day with a series of events Dec. 1-3 to raise awareness about the impact HIV/AIDS continues to have in the local community, the nation and the world.

A community vigil to honor survivors and commemorate those lost to HIV/AIDS will take place at Founders Park in downtown Johnson City from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

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Free HIV screenings will be available in the mobile unit outside Nell Dossett Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and representatives from ETSU Health Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Outreach and the College of Public Health will hold an awareness discussion Dec. 3 surrounding prevention, stigma and local resources for community awareness. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Reece Museum.

The “Communities Make a Difference” event series is hosted and sponsored by ETSU’s College of Public Health, Leadership and Civic Engagement — Diversity Educators Program, Multicultural Center, ETSU Health Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Outreach, and Cempa Community Care. For more information, email or call 423-439-6633.