November Marks Aids Awareness Month on Baylor Campus

Oct. 28, 1999

by LoAna Lopez

The Health Education and Wellness Office of Baylor University will host a guest speaker and an awareness week as part of AIDS Awareness Month on the campus.

LaGena Greene, an AIDS patient, will start off the month by sharing her story of acquiring the disease. Her speech, "Shedding My Cocoon," will begin at noon on Monday, Nov. 1, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 is designated as AIDS Awareness Week, with Dec. 1 marking World AIDS Day.

Campus events to promote awareness will include an AIDS compassion tree in the McLane Student Life Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Students can become part of Brian's House, a non-profit organization helping children with HIV. Donation boxes will be set up in both the Bill Daniel and McLane student centers.

Andrea King, student outreach coordinator, said that regardless of how much students hear about the AIDS virus, it is still imperative that they be made aware of facts about the disease.

"It is still affecting many people's lives and there is no known cure," King said. "The goal of our office is to educate people about making responsible choices."

For more information about AIDS Awareness Month, contact the Health Education and Wellness Office at 710-3482.

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