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FAU to Host World AIDS Day

            BOCA RATON, FL (November 25, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s AIDS committee and the Comprehensive AIDS program of Palm Beach County, Inc. (CAP) will host the second annual “People with Voices” talent show in honor of Worlds AIDS Day.  The event will take place on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Palm Room at FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

“The mission of the AIDS committee is to promote HIV awareness and prevention among our students, faculty and staff.  By hosting this special annual event on campus, the AIDS committee not only will bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic, but also highlight the effects of the pandemic on our university community and the ways each of us can prevent the spread of this disease,” said Cathie Wallace, director of student health services at FAU. “By encouraging our students to participate in this day, our university community will be one step closer to reducing the incidence of this widespread disease.”

The talent show is an opportunity for 10 acts to uniquely express their message for HIV/ AIDS awareness, and the top prize of $200 will be given to the act with the best prevention message. The Palm Beach County Health Department also will provide free sexually-transmitted disease testing, and CAP will provide free HIV testing with the OraQuick rapid antibody test with results available within 20 minutes. Blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol checks also will be available. Food will be sponsored by Chartwells and Chick-Fil-A.    

For more information, contact Cathie Wallace at 561-297-3516 or cwallace@fau.edu.

-FAU-

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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