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Free HIV/AIDS Testing Offered on World AIDS Day, December 1(2)

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—The public can be tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), receive sexually transmitted infections screenings and attend a dramatic presentation and panel discussion about the disease, December 1,11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at Signature Blue II, 337 Brightseat Road #20 in Landover, Md. and is free and open to the public in commemoration of World AIDS Day.  

Washington Area International Teens will perform a 30 minute dramatic presentation on how to contract and prevent HIV and AIDS. In addition, there will be a panel discussion led by a group of HIV positive men and women followed by a question and answer session. 

Recognized each year on December 1, World AIDS Day is an international day of action and is designed to raise awareness of the global HIV and AIDS epidemic and reduce the spread of the disease through education.  The event is sponsored by the College Health Club and Health Education Center at Prince George's Community College, Sisters4Sisters, Inc., Heart to Hand, LLC, Local Union 3389 and 1170, and the Prince George’s County Health Department.     

For more information about World AIDS Day, contact the Health Education Center at Prince George's Community College at 301-322-0845.  

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   

   

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