Commemorating World AIDS Day, 2011
AIDS is not just a disease in Africa. It is not a disease that happens "somewhere else".
In Kentucky, nearly 400 new cases of HIV/AIDS were diagnosed in 2011. The new infection demographic demonstrates that young women between the ages of 12-23 years old are most likely to become newly-infected. If they become pregnant and do not take retroviral medications, their children will be born HIV-positive. It is the goal of world AIDS service organizations to end new infections by 2015.
To commemorate the global AIDS epidemic, World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1st.
Materials @ Your SCC Learning Commons
Here are a few selected materials on the HIV/AIDS epidemic available in the SCC Learning Commons:
Director of Public Services
114 Strunk Learning Resource Center
Somerset Community College
808 Monticello St.
Somerset, KY 42501
606.451.6713 or 877.629.9722 x 16713