World AIDS day

November 30, 2010 —

December 1 is World AIDS day. Wear red to show your support of AIDS awareness and recognize the millions living with HIV/AIDS as well as to remember those who have died. If you’re on campus, stop by the SEC Commons and pick up a red ribbon. Stay for a free presentation by the AIDS Project of central Iowa at noon.

Did you know that in October 2008 CDC estimated 1.1 million people were living with HIV infection in the U.S. at the end of 2006? This is an 11% increase since 2003, resulting largely from anti-retroviral treatment which greatly extends life.

Learn more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how you can get involved with the AIDS Project of Central Iowa.

Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.