SC State University’s Brooks Health Center Assists Community Partners to Increase HIV/AIDS Awarenes

Saturday, March 6, 2010

According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association, one in 500 college students are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV infection usually develops into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Find out facts like these and more during the 2010 Health Summit. This year, SC State University’s Brooks Health Center and community partners will host the 2010 Health Summit on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located in the Belcher Hall Fourth Floor Auditorium.

The 2010 Health Summit’s theme is: Standing Together to Decrease the Spread of HIV/ AIDS.”

Imperative information about HIV/AIDS will be shared during workshops. Workshops to be included are HIV/ AIDS Spiritual and Healthy Lifestyles, The Epidemic of HIV/AIDS in South Carolina, Linkage to care for HIV/AIDS Patients and SC HIV Laws.

Other collaborative community partners are Claflin University’s Counseling Center, SC DHEC, Minority AIDS Council, A Family Affair Support Group, Center of Excellence (Export), Victory Tabernacle Paw, Kingdom Life Ministries, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and OraSure Technologies.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For additional information about the 2010 Health Summit, contact Pinkey Carter at (803)536-7055.