Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Red Cross Raises Awareness about World AIDS Day
The American Red Cross Heartland Chapter is asking for your help in raising awareness about the 21st Annual World Aids Day that is held on Dec. 1st. World AIDS Day is an internationally recognized day that focuses on educating the world on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention.
The Red Cross offers a variety of free HIV/AIDS programs year round that teach the difference between HIV and AIDS, and disease transmission, prevention and related social issues. The free classes include: Basic HIV education, HIV: Just the Facts, Prevention Starts with You: A Guide to the Nine Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and Healthy Relationships and ACT Smart HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum.
Walter Brooks, HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator for the Heartland Chapter, has educated about 1,000 Iowa and Nebraska teens and adults in middle schools, high schools, cosmetology schools and prisons in the past two months on the fundamentals of HIV.
Brooks will be hosting a Red Cross booth at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s World AIDS Day event today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to promote the Heartland Chapter’s free HIV/AIDS classes.
For more information on the free Red Cross HIV/AIDS programs, please contact Walter Brooks at (402) 343-7774.