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FSU College of Medicine students leading HIV/AIDS awareness candlelight vigil

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MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT: Jessica Valceus
(561-542-3025); jv15g@med.fsu.edu

Nov. 29, 2017

FLORIDA STATE MEDICAL STUDENTS TO HOLD HIV/AIDS AWARENESS
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

In observance of World AIDS Day and the beginning of AIDS Awareness Month, the FSU College of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association will host its third annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Friday, Dec. 1.

The candlelight vigil is meant to honor the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS and raise awareness of prevention, early detection, and treatment options. Free mobile HIV testing will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 are unaware that they are infected.

The vigil will take place:

FRIDAY, DEC. 1
6 P.M.
FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ATRIUM
1115 W. CALL ST.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

The event will bring together a variety of student and community organizations:
• Black Women in Medicine
• Bond Community Health Center
• Florida Health
• Gays, Lesbians and Allies Advancing Medicine (GLAAM)
• Kappa Psi Psi Healthcare
• Minority Alliance Advocating Community Awareness and Action (MAACA)
• Med Life
• Students Interested in Global Health (SIGH)
• University Health Services
• Women Student Union

Directions to the FSU College of Medicine: From downtown, travel west on Tennessee Street and turn left on Stadium Drive. Parking is available in the parking garage at Stadium Drive and Spirit Way.

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